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Cyprus' Spokesman says US making double-standard remarks
2005-05-04 14:19:29

Nicosia, May 4 (CNA) - Government Spokesman Kypros Chrysostomides described as ''double standards'' statements made by US State Department Spokesman Richard Boucher that there has been no transfer of US weapons to Cyprus' Turkish-occupied areas that will cause concern and violation of statutes.

''Our position has been stated many times. It is a double standard policy. It is, I believe, a wrong policy because American weapons have been used during the illegal invasion of Cyprus and are still in the hands of the illegal occupation army,'' Chrysostomides added.

''If US legal experts say anything different, I do not want to comment,'' he added.

Boucher had said that the best legal experts looked at the issue and have given their best answer.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974 when Turkish troops invaded and occupied the island's northern third.

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