Cyprus Welcomes US Arms Embargo Lift for Political Leverage Purposes Only

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Earlier this month, several of Cyprus’ largest political parties welcomed the suggestion of a bilateral bill to the US Congress that could finally lift Washington’s outdated weapons embargo on the Republic.

While Diko and Solidarity the right-wing parties of the island, issued statements calling the move tremendously significant. Disy leader Mr Averof Neophytou is spearheading the move; warning that the lift would not be an opportunity to purchase more arms. However, if the bill is passed, it could be a political instrument and greater leverage for a resolution to the Cyprus issue.