[Sinn Fein]

16th July 2003

Chilcot Reports Sheds No Light

Responding to a written comment from British Secretary of State Paul Murphy in the House of Commons, revealing a limited summary of the Chilcot report, Sinn Fein Policing spokesperson Gerry Kelly said:

`` This summary sheds no light on who was responsible for the raid on the Special Branch offices at Castlereagh. The IRA have said that they were not involved. All of the evidence points to the involvement of elements of the intelligence agencies in this raid.

`` The accusation that the IRA carried out the raid for the same agencies is designed to divert attention from the real perpetrators. It has been used to undermine the Good Friday Agreement and destabilise the peace process itself''

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