Hillary Clinton announces Brotherhood talks

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The Independent US

Washington will resume limited contact with Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, said yesterday. The move is likely to upset Israel and its US supporters who have deep misgivings about the Brotherhood, a group that promotes its conservative vision of Islam in society.

Under Hosni Mubarak, the Brotherhood was banned. But since he was ousted in February, the Islamists have been seen as a major force.