THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
STATEMENT BY THE PRESS SECRETARY
The cowardly and criminal killing of Brian Service in Belfast this weekend was a sad reminder of the challenges of bringing a lasting peace to Northern Ireland. Our heartfelt condolences go to his family and friends. We strongly support the efforts of those who have counseled restraint in response to this senseless act. It is vital at this hopeful time in the Northern Ireland history, that all of the parties resist those who would use acts of provocation to sabotage the peace process.