Omagh Bombing: Words Of Condemnation

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"It is impossible to contemplate, to get in the mind of anyone who could do this ... We will not let these people wreck the future. "

Tony Blair

"No stone will be left unturned until we bring these people to justice."

Ronnie Flanagan, Chief Constable of the RUC

"This appalling act ... is designed to wreck the process and everyone should work to ensure the peace process continues."

Martin McGuinness, Sinn Fein chief negotiator

"I have as much respect for the British Government as I have for the IRA. They both of them have played this game of telling people we can win this by concession after concession after concession."

Ian Paisley, Democratic Unionist Party leader

"Once again, blind violence is attempting to impede the difficult path of peace and productive harmony ... my earnest hope ... is that the Irish people of goodwill will not succumb to violence and that they will persevere."

Pope John Paul II