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Adams - Time for Paisley to decide

2 December, 2004


Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP and party negotiator Caitriona Ruane today spoke to the media in Belfast after returning yesterday from meetings with the British Prime Minister and senior officials in London.

Mr Adams said:

" Our discussions, particularly over recent weeks and days, have been exhaustive. We have made our final representation to the two governments on their proposals. It is now time for a decision.

" A comprehensive deal is possible. But it can only be done on the basis of the Good Friday Agreement and it cannot be done through a process of humiliation.

" The British Prime Minister has a particular responsibility to impress this on the DUP leader.

" Sinn Fein remains focused on achieving a deal. The work has been done. It is now time for Ian Paisley to decide." ENDS

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