World IN BRIEF : BRITAIN : IRA Says It Won't Renew Cease-Fire

From Times Wire Reports

Anglo-Irish hopes of calling all-party Northern Ireland peace talks suffered a major setback when the IRA refused to call the cease-fire that would admit its Sinn Fein political wing to the negotiations. The Irish Republican Army, which launched a deadly bombing campaign in London last month, also ruled out any surrender of the arms and explosives it has used in a 25-year war to end British rule of Northern Ireland. The arms issue is the first item on the agenda of all-party talks due to start June 10.

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