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Irish Republican Army (IRA) Statement, 1 September 1979

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Irish Republican Army (IRA) Statement, 1 September 1979

'IN CLAIMING responsibility for the execution of Lord Mountbatten, (former Chief of the United Kingdom Defence Staff, cousin of the Queen of England and symbol of all that is imperial Britain) the Irish Republican Army stated that the bombing was

"a discriminate operation to bring to the attention of the English people the continuing occupation of our country."

The statement went on,

"The British Army acknowledge that after ten years of war it cannot defeat us but yet the British government continue with the oppression of our people and the torture of our comrades in the H-Blocks. Well, for this we will tear out their sentimental, imperialist heart. The death of Mountbatten and the tributes paid to him will be soon in sharp contrast to the apathy of the British government and the English People to the deaths of over three hundred British soldiers, and the deaths of Irish men, women and children at the hands of their forces." '


An Phoblacht / Republican News, Saturday 1 September 1979, page 2.

The above text is not the full content of the IRA statement.


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