It’s hard to know just what legs this claim has in fact, but presumably the unofficial channels used to communicate with the IRA will not show in the papers to be released this afternoon. So it may be hard to disprove the veracity of Dr Paisley’s claim that the IRA had not agreed to any detailed committment:
“It is quite clear that the IRA are not going to decommission. Nothing on decommissioning was agreed with them. Not only photographs, but nothing was discussed or settled about the independent witnesses, inventory and all the things that we were interested in.”
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