Sunday, September 26, 2010

ETA ready for permanent truce

26 September 2010

ETA is prepared to make a ceasefire that is "permanent and verifiable" a website of a Basque newspaper reported.

The website of Basque newspaper Gara published interviews with two ETA members yesterday.

ETA members told that the organization is willing to take that step and also willing to go further if the conditions are right.

"The goal is to resolve the (Basque) political conflict democratically, to close the wound forever, and in order to do that we are all obliged to act responsibly," the ETA members said.

The ETA members said a halt in offensive actions announced earlier by the group was long term, and that the group would like to see a dialogue on ending the conflict with discussions involving Basque parties and civic groups.