Tuesday, June 05, 2007

ETA to end 15-month ceasefire

Oh great. Now we're going to witness a civil war in Spain.

Has the world gone completely bonkers or is that just my interpretation. I really can't tell because I'm not mentally sound.
Eta, the Basque armed separatist group which wants independence from Spain, will end its 15-month ceasefire on June 6, the group says.

Eta issued a statement on Tuesday that was printed in Berria, a Basque newspaper, saying: "The minimum conditions for continuing a process of negotiations do not exist."

Eta said the government of Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, the country's prime minister, responded to its ceasefire "with arrests, torture and persecution".

The group declared a ceasefire in March 2006 and insisted that it was ongoing despite a bomb attack in Madrid airport last year.

But the latest announcement, which has been widely anticipated by the state security services, could mean that another attack is imminent, Spanish media has reported.

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