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Press Statement
Philip T. Reeker, Deputy Spokesman
Washington, DC
October 22, 2001


Sinn Fein Leader Gerry Adams's Remarks on Decommissioning

We believe that Gerry Adamsís speech today constitutes a significant statement. We very much hope that the Irish Republican Army decides to take the historic step of placing arms beyond use. We agree wholeheartedly with his words that a groundbreaking move by the Irish Republican Army on the arms issue would breathe new life into the peace process. We also agree that such a step should be greeted with generosity and vision.


Released on October 22, 2001

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