Adams meets Haass
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams today met President Bush's special envoy Richard Haass in New York.
Speaking after their meeting Mr. Adams said:
"Everyone I have spoken to in the US believes that the political imperative for the British government is to set a date certain for the election. I told Richard Haass this. I also told him that we welcome Mr. Blair‚s statement on Wednesday. I hope this is evidence of the British government realising that the cancellation of the elections was a mistake.
"The logic of Blair's position is that he should set a date certain for the elections and that in his words we can see the political institutions back up and running again." ENDS