Example sentences for: decommissioning

How can you use “decommissioning” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Peter Robinson, a Democratic Unionist Party MP, echoed this sentiment in the Sunday Telegraph : "We shouldn't be sitting down with Sinn Fein at all until [there is] substantial decommissioning."

  • If he fails to insist on the decommissioning of weapons before paramilitaries could hold office in the new Northern Ireland assembly, democrats will "be entitled to walk away from an agreement which Mr. Blair had dishonoured."

  • "Had he promised to exclude Sinn Fein without the beginning of decommissioning, he could have saved the Agreement.

  • The conservative Daily Telegraph of London said Monday in an editorial that the decommissioning of arms has not begun because Sinn Fein "knows that its power derives from violence and the threat of violence, and so it does not want to sacrifice that power."

  • But O'Brien, who has always been opposed to making deals with Sinn Fein, noted that there was now less open emphasis in Ireland on peace than on a breakthrough for Irish nationalism, and he added that an article in the Sunday Business Post--the Dublin newspaper most sympathetic to Sinn Fein--had rather given the game away with an article that said, "[T]he IRA, which is likely to maintain its ceasefire for several months, will almost certainly resist any attempt to accede to unionist demands for actual decommissioning of weapons by early summer."

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