“Republicans welcome the historic reconciliation in Northern Ireland that is slowly bringing peace and a representative local assembly to this beautiful land that means so much to Americans.
“We congratulate the people of Northern Ireland for their approval of the Good Friday agreement, and we call for the full and fastest possible implementation of its terms.
“In the spirit of that healing document, we call for a review of issues of deportation and extradition arising prior to the accord.
“We applaud the work of the Patten commission to reform the police authorities in Northern Ireland and urge complete implementation of the commissions recommendations.
“The sufferings of the people on the island of Ireland have been our sorrow too, and the new hope for peace and reconciliation is the answer to America’s prayers.
” We continue to support this process toward peace with justice; and accordingly, we encourage private US investment in the north with care to ensure fair employment and better opportunities for all.
“Though the burdens of history weigh heavily upon this land, we cheer its people for taking the lead in building for themselves and for their children a future of peace and understanding.
“The next president will use the prestige and influence of the United States to help the parties achieve a lasting peace.
“If necessary, he will appoint a special envoy to help facilitate the search for a lasting peace, justice and reconciliation.”