Taken Question
Ian Kelly
Department Spokesman, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
May 29, 2009

Question: Will the United States support a Palestinian Unity government in which individual Hamas members have pledged to accept the Quartet’s principles?

Answer: The United States would expect any Palestinian Government and all of its members to accept and comply with the Quartet principles of non-violence, recognition of Israel, and acceptance of previous agreements and obligations entered into by the PLO and the PA.

PRN: 2009/523