Somewhere, somehow, I got it into my head that the Good Friday Agreement allows the IRA to report decommissioned weapons in less than explicit terms, i.e., they are within their rights to say “we disposed of a large amount of explosives,” rather than being required to say, “we dumped 724 lbs of Semtex in the Atlantic at these coordinates” or something like that.
However when I read over this text, I don’t see anything saying as much (though I could have missed it). I can’t manipulate Google into coughing up the answers either.
However again, my brain is emitting strong confidence waves in regards to my supposed “knowledge” of the terms of decommissioning. I could swear that I recently read something to the effect that the recent business of David Trimble/the UUP being upset over the refusal of the IRA to give firm numbers of how many weapons they’ve gotten rid of is ridiculous, since the IRA is not bound to give firm numbers.
Is this true? Is this false? Could someone please sort me out?