The President of the Republic reaffirmed today that he "did not know" and does not know what happened in the theft and recovery of the arms of Tancos, maintaining the requirement that all responsibilities "hurts anyone who hurts".
"I have demanded the same from last year. I want to know the same thing and I say it with the same expression – it hurts anyone who hurts – which is a broad enough expression to cover all the powers involved and all responsibilities, "Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa told reporters after a visit to DCIAP (Central Department of Investigation and Criminal Action), in Lisbon, when asked about the new developments in the Tancos case.
On reaffirming "that he did not know" what happened, whether in the disappearance or in the reappearance of the arms, the President of the Republic was peremptory: "I was the first, soon in Tancos, to want all the clarification from top to bottom and then fi it every week, permanently. It's obvious that I did it because I did not know. "
"I did not know and I do not know who stole, I did not know and I do not know how it was, what it was, what the fate was. I did not know and I do not know exactly what happened after the recovery of the weapons, "he said.
The head of state was clear in stating that "had he known of any of these facts during this year and a half" he would have communicated to the Attorney General and would have had the opportunity "to speak to the Government in this matter."
"I have the legitimate desire – not to say exigency – that is of all the Portuguese, to come to know one day how it was that the disappearance of the arms and how was the recovery of the arms. We have to know everyone, "he insisted.