Letter: IRA arms impasse
Wednesday 07 April 1999
I telephoned the Northern Ireland Office and had a copy of the Good Friday Agreement delivered the following day. Page 30 deals with decommissioning - "to achieve the decommissioning of all paramilitary arms within two years following the endorsement of the agreement and in the context of the implementation of the overall settlement". Even an intellectually challenged person could understand that simple paragraph. Because Trimble is refusing to convene the Executive, he is obstructing the "implementation of the overall settlement".
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