posted on Sep, 26 2005 @ 09:48 AM
The dismantling process was witnessed by clergymen and General John de Chastelain who verified the IRA's claim. "We are satisfied that the arms
decommissioned represent the totality of the IRA's arsenal." said the General. The decommissioning was welcomed by British Prime Minister Tony
Blair. However, pro-British Unionists are skeptical and are demanding photographic proof of the decommissioned weapons.
The IRA has put all of its weapons beyond use, the head of the arms decommissioning body has said.
General John de Chastelain made the announcement at a news conference accompanied by the two churchmen who witnessed the process.
"We are satisfied that the arms decommissioned represent the totality of the IRA's arsenal."
Welcoming the move, Prime Minister Tony Blair said IRA decommissioning had been "finally accomplished".
However, unionists are unhappy there has been no photographic evidence of decommissioning.
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Another step in the right direction and a shining path showing the correct way to combat terrorism. Inclusion in the political process and
acknowledgment of your government's role to play in correcting its own wrongs is the only way to fight ideology.
No war would of stamped out the Northern Irish "troubles". All force does is reinforce a terrorists cause and increase its numbers. This is clearly
evident when looking at the IRA problem in its entirety.