Rice: U.S. Will Not Negotiate with Hamas Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says the new push in the Middle East will not include talks with Hamas. Rice defends the Bush administration's decision to re-engage in the Middle East peace process, its support of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, its fight against al-Qaida and its strategy in Iraq.
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Rice: U.S. Will Not Negotiate with Hamas

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Rice: U.S. Will Not Negotiate with Hamas

Rice: U.S. Will Not Negotiate with Hamas

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Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, shown here in June, offers a vigorous defense of U.S. engagement in the Middle East — yet reiterates that Washington will not negotiate with Hamas. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Image hide caption

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