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Mideast expert calls for US talks with Hezbollah
A leading US expert on the Mideast has told Congress that the US should break with its policy and begin talking to Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed group that the US calls a terrorist organization.

 

Ryan Crocker, who retired from the US foreign service last year as the State Department's most experienced Mideast hand, told a Senate hearing Tuesday that the US stands to gain more than it would lose by talking to Hezbollah. (AP)