Adams: I stand over the accuracy of Smithwick comments

Adams: I stand over the accuracy of Smithwick comments

The Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams is refusing to answer questions on his comments that two RUC officers were killed by the IRA in 1989 because they had a "laissez-faire attitude" towards security.

Mr Adams has again stood over the comments, only saying that he never wished to cause hurt to the families of the two officers.

However, he declined to answer reporters' questions on whether he stood over that it was the IRA's duty to shoot Harry Breen as he waved a white hankerchief.

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