U.S. Government Statement on Resumption of Northern Ireland Dialogue

Statement from Senator (Ret.) Gary Hart Personal Representative of Secretary Kerry

“The United States welcomes the announcement by UK Prime Minister Cameron and Irish Taoiseach Kenny that the governments will convene urgent talks next week with the parties that subscribed to the Stormont House Agreement. In recent conversations with Northern Ireland party leaders and the UK and Irish governments, I strongly encouraged all stakeholders to come back together for intensive talks – to build trust, address remnant paramilitary activity, and resume implementation of the Stormont House Agreement. We urge all the parties to remain constructively engaged and seize this opportunity to find a way forward on the issues.  The United States remains actively engaged and will continue to support this process”.