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Abbas blames Iran for continued political split

Dec. 19, 2009 6:12 P.M. (Updated: Dec. 20, 2009 12:13 P.M.)
Bethlehem – Ma’an – President Mahmoud Abbas accused Iran of putting pressure on Hamas to delay the signing of a conciliation agreement brokered by Egypt, an interview with the Palestinian leader in Egypt's Al-Ahram revealed Saturday.

“Pressures were placed on the leadership of Hamas in Damascus that led to Hamas backtracking from signing the Egyptian conciliation document," Abbas said, accusing Hamas of accepting upwards of 250 million US dollars from Iran in exchange for the unity rejection.

Despite the accusations, Abbas said he would be willing to meet with Hamas "when I feel there is hope that we will sign conciliation."

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