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Martin McGuinness warned of increased threat from dissidents

25 January, 2007

Sinn Féin Chief Negotiator has confirmed that he was warned of a 'substantially increased' threat from so-called dissident republicans by the PSNI last night.

Commenting on the warning Mr McGuinness said:

"Sinn Féin take these threats seriously. Over the past 30 years Sinn Féin elected representatives and members have been murdered and targeted by those within the British system and their surrogates.

"We did not allow those threats to deflect us from our work in bringing about Irish unity and independence and this latest threat will only serve to strengthen our resolve.

"There will disappointment across the broad nationalist republican community that so-called dissident republicans are targeting the Sinn Féin leadership in this way." ENDS

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