Sunday, February 19, 2012

Obama apparently reaching out to Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood

From Xinhua News agency via Focus News:
Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood on Sunday rejected as groundless some earlier reports saying it had held a meeting with some U.S. officials.

The Islamic movement, which has been boycotting dialogue with the United States after the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, is still sticking to its position, said Jamil Abu Baker, spokesperson of the movement...

"The Muslim Brotherhood received several messages from the Americans through mediators asking for a dialogue but no such meetings (between the two sides) have happened," he said in the statement.

Several local reports lately indicated that the U.S. embassy in Amman contacted representatives of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Islamic Action Front, the movement's political wing.
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