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de Brún calls for occupation of Iraq to end

28 May, 2004


Speaking during a canvass in Fermanagh today, Sinn Féin EU candidate Bairbre de Brún MLA called for an 'immediate end to the occupation of Iraq and for the UN to oversee a speedy return of sovereignty to the Iraqi people.'

Ms de Brún said:

"Sinn Féin opposed military intervention in Iraq. Last year Gerry Adams warned Tony Blair and George Bush that the invasion of Iraq was not only illegal under international law but would end in a prolonged period of conflict and political instability. And this is what has happened.

"What needs to happen now is for the military occupation of Iraq to end immediately and for the UN to oversee a speedy transition to democratic rule of Iraq by Iraqis."ENDS

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