posted on Feb, 2 2005 @ 04:14 PM
The IRA has withdrawn its offer to complete the decommissioning process.
In a statement passed to the An Phoblacht newspaper, the organisation said it had taken its offer to put its weapons beyond use off the table.
Last year, the IRA said it would complete the decommissioning process within weeks and move into what it called a new mode.
However, Wednesday's statement said the British and Irish governments had "tried its patience to the limit".
A Downing Street spokesman said they were not surprised by the statement.
"The fact remains that it was the IRA that did carry out the Northern Bank robbery and as the prime minister and the taoiseach said on Tuesday
therefore it is the IRA that is the sole obstacle to moving forward," he said.
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The straw that broke the camels back, is probably what the IRA would comment if asked why they have withdrawn from the decomissioning process.
The fact is that, again the IRA are being implemented in terrorist or criminal activities after the 'political wing' - sinn fein, commited to
'exclusively democratic and peaceful means of resolving differences'. This comes in the face of the ongoing saga of the alleged IRA members caught
in a South America country training guerillas
[edit on 29-3-2005 by Spectre]