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Adams - No longer any excuse for delay

27 September, 2004

Speaking this afternoon in Belfast the Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP expressed concern at the approach of the two governments to the intransigence of the DUP. The Sinn Féin President also described the Review process as having run its course.

Mr Adams said:

"I am concerned at the approach of the two governments at this time and their failure to deal with ongoing DUP intransigence. The DUP want to hollow out the core of the Good Friday Agreement. They have been very clear about this.

"In particular the two governments have failed to build upon the momentum created at Leeds Castle. The DUP are blocking progress. The governments are refusing to face up to this reality.

" Sinn Féin is calling on the two governments to move on. That has been our private position in ongoing dialogue with London and Dublin. It is also our public position. The Review has run its course. The DUP has failed to win any of the pro-Agreement parties over to an anti-Agreement position. That is hardly surprising. There is no longer any excuse for the government's delaying any further." ENDS

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