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However, Sinn Fein argue that demilitarisation is an integral part of the Good Friday Agreement and must be implemented.
He charged President Demetris Christofias with killing off Cyprus' prospects for participation in security and defence structures with his demilitarisation proposal.
Demilitarisation may be offered as a quid pro quo for decommissioning, with watchtowers closing in return for weapons being put beyond use.
Meanwhile, NIO officials have asked Sinn Fein to set aside a number of people from the election campaign to continue discussions on the demilitarisation issue.
That date should now be the focus for all sides to finally resolve the issues of decommissioning, policing and demilitarisation.
international support is growing on the demand of demilitarisation in Kashmir.
As Ulster Unionists prepared for a showdown over the British and Irish Governments' plan for the peace process, a UUP councillor hit out at the demilitarisation policy.
The disclosure is certain to cause a political storm because the IRA is insisting that demilitarisation must go hand-in-hand with the decommissioning of weapons.
Sinn Fein vice president Pat Doherty said his party was angry that some sources in Dublin were attempting to put the blame on republicans for the failure to break the deadlock in the peace process over policing, IRA disarmament and British demilitarisation.
However, the reduced paramilitary threat and demilitarisation moves have led to a dramatic drop in the numbers of military personnel requiring medical treatment.
The KLA move came in response to terms of a demilitarisation accord.
The demilitarisation of Europe-where large swathes of the general public and political class are averse to military force and the risks that go with it-has gone from a blessing in the 20th century to an impediment to achieving real security and lasting peace in the 21st," the Daily Express quoted him, as saying.