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Hamas-Russia meeting in Doha riles PA

The Palestinian Authority has accused Hamas of going over its head in meeting with Russian officials about the US peace plan.

A senior Hamas delegation met with Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov in Doha Feb. 18. The meeting was focused on the Palestinian objection to the US peace plan and the UN Security Council and relevant General Assembly resolutions as well as the Arab Peace Initiative.

The Russian delegation was led by Bogdanov, who also serves as the special representative of President Vladimir Putin in the Middle East and Africa, and Russian Ambassador to Doha Nur Muhammad Kholov.

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