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Sinn Féin respond to UDA announcement

14 November, 2005

Responding to yesterday's announcement by the UDA that they have completed a consultation with their members, Sinn Féin Assembly member for North Belfast Gerry Kelly said:

" Given that the UDA over recent years have made a number of positive statements only for this to be contradicted by actions on the ground people will be rightly sceptical about this latest initiative.

" However if this is a genuine attempt to move forward then that would obviously be a welcome move. The UDA have said that they have a clear understanding of their future. People need to hear what this is. We need to hear that their violent sectarian campaign against Catholics is over. We need to hear that their guns and bombs will not be used again and that they want to move forward peacefully with the rest of us." ENDS

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