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Dodds' fury at 'one-sided' committee hearing in US

By Rebecca Black

The DUP has taken a powerful US sub-committee to task for failing to include any unionist voices during a hearing about the state of the peace process in Northern Ireland.

US diplomat Richard Haass was among those called to give evidence to the US Congressional subcommittee of foreign relations on Tuesday in Washington.

The others who gave evidence included Geraldine Finucane, the wife of murdered solicitor Pat Finucane; victim Eugene Devlin, Julia Hall from Amnesty International and former Police Ombudsman Baroness Nuala O'Loan.

DUP MEP Diane Dodds is incensed that no unionists were called by the committee and has written to Congressman Chris Smith and Congressman Dana Rohrabacher to ask why.

"It is important that the committee understands the intransigence and narrow-mindedness shown towards some of our parading organisations," she said.

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