Spain's ETA reaffirms commitment to end conflict
Spain's Basque separatist movement ETA has insisted it has a "clear commitment" to overcome the armed conflict, in a statement published by the Basque newspaper Gara on Saturday.
ETA "has provided the opportunity to give a definitive democratic solution to political conflict, showing a clear commitment to overcome the armed conflict," the statement in the separatist newspaper said.
Last January 10, ETA announced a permanent, verifiable ceasefire after more than 40 years of bloodshed, but Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero rejected the offer, demanding that the separatist group go further and disband entirely.
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