Former President Jimmy Carter's Meeting with Hamas

Taken Question
Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
June 18, 2009

Question:  Did anyone from the United States government meet with former President Carter prior to his meeting with Hamas? Did former President Carter consult with the United States government prior to his trip to the region?

Answer:  Former President Carter met with Near Eastern Affairs Bureau Deputy Assistant Secretary David Hale and National Security staff.

PRN: 2009/617