[Sinn Fein]

19 September 2001

Adams welcomes IRA statement

Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams MP commenting on the IRA statement to be carried in tomorrow's edition of An Phoblacht/Republican News said:

``I welcome tonight's statement.

``While there are many difficulties it remains my firm view that none of these matters are intractable.

``What is required is focused political action.

``I agree with the IRA when they assert that peace making is a collective responsibility.

``This has been the lesson of successful peace processes and regrettably also of those that have failed.

``This issue of weapons should never have been allowed to become a pre-condition or a blockage on the rights and entitlements of citizens.

``It must be resolved politically.''

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