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Spanish government unmoved by ETA interview


The Spanish government has said it will not be responding to or analysing statements made by ETA in a Basque regional newspaper.

In an interview leaders of the violent separatist group said there could be no final peace without an agreement on self-determination in Basque territory. They also told the paper ‘Gara’ they were committed to a negotiated settlement The two leaders also demanded an end to what they called “repressive bahaviour” by the French and Spanish authorities. ETA declared a permanent ceasefire two months ago, raising hopes that the 30-year conflict in the north of Spain could be coming to an end. The terror group has kiled more than 800 people in its campaign of bombings and shootings. An association of relatives of the victims of ETA violence have made it clear it has reservations about the peace process.
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