"Our government will be ready for a dialogue with the Quartet to look into all ways to end the struggle and achieve calm," Haniyah said. "Our people are in need more than any other nation for peace, for security, and stability. Our government will not spare any effort to achieve a just peace in the region."
The U.S. State Department reacted coolly to the offer. Spokesman Sean McCormack said Hamas would first need to meet international conditions. These include that it renounce violence and accept past agreements with Israel.
Haniyah and his cabinet are due to be sworn in on March 29.