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Political parties should work together to resolve conflict - Anderson

25 November, 2015 - by Martina Anderson MEP

Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has said public representatives and political parties should work together to resolve conflict following the recent tragic events in Paris and Mali. 

Speaking in Strasbourg, Ms Anderson said

 "I find it terribly disconcerting that some representatives from my constituency have attempted to use the tragic events in Paris to score points against Sinn Féin.

 "It is disappointing that they are using the catastrophic deaths of the 130 innocent victims for their own political gain.

 “Clearly DAESH is engaged in terror and responsible for countless atrocities in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and more recently in Paris and Mali. We condemn their actions unreservedly. 

 "In the north Sinn Féin has played a key role in the development and the delivering of the Peace Process. We view it as one of the most valuable processes in Europe and one that the European Parliament played a role in delivering.

   “As a lasting tribute to the victims in Paris – and to all victims of global conflict – world leaders must redouble efforts to resolve conflict and to build peace.

 "And as MEPs we should be standing united in our opposition to terror organisations such as DAESH, not acting as political opportunists." ENDS 

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