A full review of U.S. aid - political and humanitarian - is still underway at the State Department, according to deputy spokesman Adam Ereli. While there likely will not be a grand announcement similar to the EU's move, it may be some time before decision are made. One thing is fairly clear... the acceptance by Hamas of $250 million in aid from "the world's leading sponsor of terrorism" (Iran) isn't sitting well with Condi & Co. It sends "a pretty clear signal."
Absent from discussion save one question at the very end of the briefing was the IAEA report on Iran. Most of the briefing - as it pertains to the Middle East - focused on Hamas. Breakdown of the session plus the full text below the fold.