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IRA Has One Week to Rescue N.Irish Deal – Trimble

Northern Ireland’s main Protestant leader told Irish Republican Army guerrillas Friday they must renounce violence and resume disarming within a week or the latest bid to salvage self-rule in the province would fail. Behind-the-scenes talks between Ulster Unionist Party leader David Trimble and Catholic rival Gerry Adams, head of the IRA’s political ally Sinn Fein, have been going on for weeks in an effort to strike a deal allowing delayed elections to be held. “The time available is limited, there is only a week or so left for progress to be achieved,” Trimble told a news conference at his pro-British party’s east Belfast headquarters. “Let’s hope that at some point we actually see the progress that is needed in terms of dealing with continuing paramilitary activity with acts of completion that allow the assembly to be resumed.” Full Story

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