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Spanish opposition denounces ETA move

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Spanish opposition denounces ETA move


News of the ETA ceasefire has been welcomed across the political spectrum in Spain, with the notable exception of the main opposition party.

It has branded the truce a simple pause – saying the only important communiquéETA could give would be the annoucement it had disbanded and ended its criminal activities. Jose Maria Aznar, the former leader of the conservative Popular Party, was targeted by an ETA car bomb in 1995. He was saved by the vehicle’s armour plating. Today the man who has replaced him at the helm of the party, Mariano Rajoy, gave his reaction to the ceasefire. “This truce is a break, not an unequivocal end to criminal activity,” he said. “It means ETA intends to continue to exist as an armed organisation. It regrets nothing and has not apologised to its victims. “This statement tells us that ETA’s goal remains unchanged – to achieve Basque self-determination while imposing the same conditions on us as it always has done.”
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