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U.S. affirms aid to Palestians -- for now

  • U.S. signals no immediate halt to Palestinian assistance

  • Washington weighs make-up of future Palestinian gov't

  • Obama under pressure on peace talks (Recasts with State Department comment)

By Andrew Quinn

WASHINGTON, April 28 (Reuters) - The United States will keep aid flowing to the Palestinian Authority, but future help depends on the new Palestinian government, the State Department said on Thursday.

One day after a unity deal between rival Palestinian factions, the State Department said roughly $400 million in annual U.S. funding would be reassessed as the policies of the new leadership emerge.

"The current Palestinian government remains in place and our assistance programs continue," State Department spokeswoman Heide Bronke-Fulton said in an email.

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