[Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: William J. Clinton (1998, Book II)]
[September 3, 1998]
[Page 1518]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office www.gpo.gov]

Statement on the Northern Ireland Peace Process
September 3, 1998

    Yesterday's announcement that Martin McGuinness will oversee 
decommissioning issues for Sinn Fein is an important step. I welcome it 
as the kind of action essential not only to fulfill the Good Friday 
commitments, but to deepen public confidence in the overall process of 
making peace a reality in Northern Ireland.

Note: The statement referred to Martin McGuinness, Sinn Fein chief