had been stating
-había estado declarando
Past perfect progressiveconjugation ofstate. There are other translations for this conjugation.

state

For many years, India had been stating unambiguously that the burden of peacekeeping should be shared equally between the North and the South.
Durante muchos años, la India ha afirmado claramente que el Norte y el Sur deben compartir a partes iguales la carga de las operaciones de mantenimiento de la paz.
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