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UK's Blair Urges IRA Clarity for N. Irish Peace

British Prime Minister Tony Blair urged the Irish Republican Army on Wednesday to clarify its future strategy, saying its ambiguity was continuing to hobble the Northern Ireland peace process. Gerry Adams, leader of the IRA’s political ally Sinn Fein, has said that commitments in a statement from the guerrilla group on its future were clear, and demonstrated its commitment to the process. But Blair countered: “The truth is they are not clear and unambiguous, they are uncertain.” “The answers have got to be clear,” he said at a news conference in his Downing Street home. “Clarity is our friend in this process, ambiguity is the enemy. Any form of words will do, but they have to be clear. “We are frustratingly close to an agreement but we haven’t reached an agreement yet,” he added. Full Story

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