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Parties give initial Haass reaction

16 December 2013 Last updated at 12:40 GMT

Some of Northern Ireland's parties have been giving their initial impression of a draft document put forward by US diplomat Richard Haass on flags, parading and the past.

Five rooms have been set aside inside the Stormont Hotel in Belfast on Monday for the political parties to examine the proposals.

DUP MP Jeffrey Donaldson, SDLP leader Alasdair McDonnell and UUP leader Mike Nesbitt gave their first responses after reading the document.

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