2005年01月29日

アダムズ・ブレア会談

Blair Warns Sinn Fein on Crime
http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=4059534

Gerry Adams: SF will not be lectured to by Tony Blair
http://212.2.162.45/news/story.asp?j=108302240&p=yx83xz8zx&n=108302849会見後の英国の新聞(スコッツマンだけど)の記事。
Blair Warns Sinn Fein on Crime
http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=4059534
Prime Minister Tony Blair today warned Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams “in the starkest terms” that his party would be locked out of Northern Ireland devolution unless the IRA gives up crime and violence.
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Mr Blair delivered his message at hour-long talks with Mr Adams and his party’s chief negotiator Martin McGuinness at Chequers this morning.
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The premier said he “accepted fully” the verdict of Northern Ireland’s chief constable Hugh Orde that the IRA had been responsible for the £26 million Northern Bank raid.


会見前のアイルランドのメディアの記事。
Gerry Adams: SF will not be lectured to by Tony Blair
http://212.2.162.45/news/story.asp?j=108302240&p=yx83xz8zx&n=108302849
The Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams has said this morning that he will not be lectured to by British Prime Minister Tony Blair, or by any politician.
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Mr Adams is meeting the British PM in Chequers in the UK this morning for the first time since the Belfast Bank heist, which has been blamed on the IRA.
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Tony Blair is expected to tell Sinn Fein that republicans must cut all links with criminal and paramilitary activity they wish to be involved in power sharing.
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Speaking before today's meeting, Gerry Adams denied that Sinn Fein had any criminal links, and described the allegations that they do have such links as "deeply offensive".
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He said: "We’re against criminality of any kind, whether it’s the brown envelope criminality, bank robberies or the robbery of people’s rights to public services."
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Mr Adams maintained: "We’re also going to this meeting not to recriminate, (but) to be positive, to try and move this process forward."


あと,少し長めのガーディアン記事。
Blair threatens to 'lock out' Sinn Fein
http://politics.guardian.co.uk/northernirelandassembly/
story/0,9061,1400814,00.html

Sinn Fein were warned today they would be "locked out" of Northern Ireland devolution unless the IRA gave up criminality, as Tony Blair met Gerry Adams for talks at Chequers.
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It was the first face-to face contact between the two men since the IRA were accused of carrying out Britain's biggest bank raid in December - a charge Sinn Fein deny.
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A defiant Mr Adams left the meeting saying the peace process was now in "profound difficulties".
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After today's two-hour meeting with Mr Adams and Martin McGuinness, a spokesman for Number 10 said: "The prime minister told Sinn Fein that such activity was incompatible with the Good Friday Agreement and the peace process.
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"He said that while he still wanted to find a way forward which included Sinn Fein, it was his duty as prime minister to underline in the starkest terms that that would not be possible if paramilitary and criminal activity continued to be carried out by the IRA.
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"A complete and verifiable end to all such activity by the IRA would be essential if progress towards such an inclusive agreement were to be possible."
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Mr Adams told reporters there had been plenty of "straight talking but there had been no row".
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It is understood that there are no further plans at the moment for a meeting between Mr Blair and the Sinn Fein leadership, though the PM has stopped far short of some Unionist demands that Sinn Fein now be excluded from the suspended, devolved power-sharing body in Belfast.
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Mr Adams was asked whether the prime minister told him that there would be no negotiations over a deal until the IRA ends criminal and paramilitary activities.
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He declined to comment specifically but added: "I can tell you that this party is opposed to criminality of all kinds, that the allegation of republican involvement in criminality evokes an emotional response from almost all republicans."
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He also refused to discuss whether he and Mr Blair had agreed a basis for any further meeting and when asked whether the bank raid had been discussed, he said that they had spent little time talking about it.
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"He said he believed on the basis of the report he had that he believed that the IRA was involved and we stated our belief in the IRA denial."
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On Wednesday, Rev Paisley called on Mr Blair to tell Sinn Fein all paramilitary and criminal activities must cease. "Substantial time will be needed for the people of Northern Ireland to be convinced that paramilitary and criminal activity has completely ended," he said.
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"It is the people of Northern Ireland, not government agencies, that will have to be satisfied that all IRA activity is over. There can be no question of the talks process that was brought to an end by Sinn Fein/IRA being renewed.
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"We are now in a completely different situation and I have told both governments that they have an obligation to serve an ultimatum on Sinn Fein/IRA to cease immediately from their terrorist and criminal activity and to prove so by their deeds."


イアン・ペイズリーの言うIt is the people of Northern Ireland, not government agencies, that will have to be satisfied that all IRA activity is overということは,確かにその通りだ。だがしかし,あなたに言われてもね,って気もするんじゃなかろうかと,これは私の憶測。
あと,paramilitary and criminal activity が IRA activity に自動的に置換されてるのもレトリック。

なお,最近NIでは爆発物がたくさん見つかっている。一部は実際に爆発している(記事)。
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