Peres to Norwegian FM: You were first to recognize Hamas

President Shimon Peres met on Monday with Norwegian Foreign Affairs Minister Jonas Gahr Støre and expressed Israel's criticism of the fact that Norway was the first European nation to announce it would talk to Hamas.


Støre told Peres that Oslo has now severed all ties to Hamas and the only Palestinian leader Norway is in contact with is Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and his followers. (Aviram Zino)