Source Pravda.Ru

Power-sharing government in Belfast: Remarkable, but not yet complete

A major push to seal a political settlement for Northern Ireland has stalled at the last moment over demands for photographic evidence of &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/accidents/2001/03/05/2848.html ' target=_blank>IRA scrapping their arms.

Despite the breakdown, Britain and Ireland went ahead and published their joint plan for reviving a power-sharing government in Belfast, saying they were agonizingly close to a landmark deal between divided Protestant and Catholic parties.

"What's been achieved is remarkable, but not yet complete," said &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/mailbox/22/101/399/14348_Blair.html ' target=_blank>Blair on Wednesday. "I may be a weary traveller but I am not downhearted -- I think there is an inevitability about this (peace) process that is now locked in", informs Reuters.