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FM demands clarification on cancelled US weapons embargo

FM demands clarification on cancelled US weapons embargo

December 01
12:23 2015

TRNC Foreign Minister Emine Colak said that her ministry had demanded information from US officials about the content of the decision signed on Wednesday by the US President Barack Obama through the US National Defence Authorization Act, which includes an amendment allowing the sale of US defensive weapons to the Republic of Cyprus.

“We demanded information from the US with the aim of clarifying the issue. We will inform the public following the necessary consultations”, Colak said.

The amendment, co-sponsored allows the sale of US defensive weapons, under the condition that the Secretaries of Defence and State submit a report to Congress assessing the impact of the embargo on South Cyprus’ national security and counter-terrorism efforts.

The embargo, which dates back to 1992, bans the export of defensive weapons to the Republic of Cyprus.

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