U.S Government Statement on Northern Ireland

Former U.S. Senator Gary Hart, the Personal Representative of Secretary of State John Kerry stated:

“The United States Government strongly supports the cross-party talks led by the UK and Irish governments. We again encourage all of Northern Ireland’s political parties to engage constructively in these negotiations in order to strengthen the devolved institutions.

Northern Ireland’s achievements are the result of dialogue andresponsible leadership; now is the time to re-energize theparties’commitment to implementing the Stormont House Agreement andaddressing remnant paramilitary activity.  The United States remainsactively engaged and will continue to support political progress”.