Pelosi statement on Palestinian elections
From the Office of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi
January 26, 2006
Washington, D.C. - House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi
released the following statement this evening on the Palestinian
"The success of Hamas in the Palestinian elections leaves
them with a crucial choice. If the leaders of Hamas are interested
in a better future for the Palestinian people, they must quickly
move to recognize Israel and guarantee its right to exist. They
cannot expect the international community to assist a Palestinian
government that is not committed to resolving its differences
with Israel peacefully.
"In the interest of peace in the Middle East, we must redouble
our diplomatic efforts to convince Hamas to disavow the tactics
of a terrorist organization and embrace the political process
as the best way to move the Palestinian people forward."