[Sinn Fein]

24 September 1996

Re-establish a credible peace process

Sinn Fein Chairperson Mitchel McLaughlin speaking today in Derry said:

``The present situation is fragile and dangerous. What has happened in London underlines just how serious the situation is. We need to apply all our resolve to the necessary task of re-establishing a credible and effective peace process. We do not have a credible process, there is no confidence that the talks at Stormont as presently constituted will contain the elements necessary to produce peace.

``For that to happen an inclusive talks process needs to be rebuilt. An incomplete process can only produce an incomplete and flawed result.

``What is required are inclusive negotiations, without pre-conditions, within a realistic time-frame and backed up by confidence building measures from the British.''

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