As part of the deal reached with May, the DUP agreed to “fully respect” its commitments in the Good Friday agreement, but the agreement does not contain benchmarks for what should include support. www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2019/04/moderates-northern-ireland-good-friday-agreement/587764/. The agreement was reached between the British and Irish governments and eight political parties or groups in Northern Ireland. Three were representative of unionism: the Ulster Unionist Party, which had led Unionism in Ulster since the early twentieth century, and two smaller parties linked to loyalist paramilitaries, the Progressive Unionist Party (associated with the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) and the Ulster Democratic Party (the political wing of the Ulster Defence Association (UDA)). Two of them have generally been described as nationalists: the Social Democratic and Labour Party and Sinn Féin, the Republican Party associated with the Commissional Irish Republican Army.   Regardless of these rival traditions, there were two other rallying parties, the Alliance Inter-communal party and the Northern Ireland Women`s Coalition. There was also the Labour Coalition. U.S. Senator George J. Mitchell was sent by U.S.
President Bill Clinton to lead discussions between the parties and groups.  The Good Friday Agreement is the foundation of peace in Northern Ireland. If the UK violates its international agreements and Brexit undermines the Good Friday Agreement, there will be absolutely no chance of getting a US-Uk. The trade deal goes before Congress. t.co/n7E4GHTJcI Instead, the agreement found a creative way to get around the subject by allowing some form of co-sovereignty. The Good Friday Agreement allowed the people of Northern Ireland to identify themselves as Irish, British or both and to possess passports from one or both countries. May`s Conservative and Unionist Party needs the support of the DUP to stay in power, but the DUP has never backed the Good Friday deal. In fact, it was the only party to retain support for the agreement in 1998. She spent most of her time rewriting or undermining the agreement.
Participants in the agreement consisted of two sovereign states (the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland) with armed men and police forces involved in the riots. Two political parties, Sinn Féin and the Progressive Unionist Party (PUP), were linked to paramilitary organisations: the Commissional Irish Republican Army (IRA) and the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF). . . .