Cyprus and Israel Look to Settle Gas Dispute

FIE - Cyprus' Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism minister Yiorgos Lakkotrypis talks during the Eastern Mediterranean gas conference in capital Nicosia, Cyprus, on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

NICOSIA (AP) — Cyprus’ energy minister says companies with a stake in a gas field off the east Mediterranean island will sit down with an Israeli company to settle a dispute over how much the field extends into Israeli waters.

Energy Minister Yiorgos Lakkotrypis said Wednesday that the dispute over the Aphrodite gas field, which is estimated to contain around 4.5 trillion cubic feet of gas, is one of “the most serious differences” that Cyprus has with Israel.

Lakkotrypis said U.S. firm Noble Energy and partners Shell and Delek will sit down with Israeli Opportunity Energy Resources to figure out how much gas from Aphrodite, which straddles the Cyprus-Israel dividing line, falls into the Israeli side.

He said if that doesn’t work out, an expert will be called in to arbitrate.

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  1. Don’t waste your time with the’ Hoods’ from Israel….just tell them to go back stealing oil and gas from Syria, with the United States, Saudi Arabia , and United Kingdom.. Today, they are occupying the Golan Heights illegally, because they beleive their are Gas Reserves, and have been bombing Syrian bases, attempting to save their coalition forces of ISIS, Al Queda, and Al Nustra front who have murdered and driven out Orthodox Christians and Catholics from Syria! Of course, the Main Stream Media continues to conceal that they have conducted there illegal bombings, and breaking of International laws, because the objective is not to save the people of Syria, but overthrow the government of Syria! Why, because Dr. Assad, has refused to allow gas pipelines thru his country from Israel. The investors in the Israeli oil and gas initiatives…is non other the Great War Criminal of Iraq… Dick Cheney, News Magnate Ruppert Murdock. former C..I.A. director Woolsey, and the Rothchild banking empire!

    Let’s be clear….Israel is a rogue country…. supported by 3 billion dollars a year of the Tax payers of the United States to continue to amass military assets, which include Nuclear warhead, about an estimated 200, in order to take over all the gas and oil resources of the Middle East with Saudi Arabia, and the UAE. Maybe, you have noticed over the last 20 years…the perpetual wars with any country not compliant to the Mutual Interests of Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the United States!

    They are called …an Apartheid country with their treatment of the Palestinians…and just recently, after killing 3,000 Palestinians in an enclosed open air prison two years ago, have just murdered 35 unarmed Palestinians protesting their occupation and control of Gaza!

    Today, they not only continue to support the terrorists of Syria, but now are threatening Iran, if ….. and unless you are brain dead… enforcing the shocking demand, that Iranians are not allowed in Syria! How about that…they are prepared to bomb Iran and Iranian in Syria….because the undeclared nuclear power…is also the Undeclared rulers of Syria! These are the same guys… who dictate to the United States who are enemies are….and why Donald Trump should terminate an international agreement with Iran, which prevents Iran from developing Nuclear Weapons! While the Jewish lobbies in Washington have spent tons of money to support this initiative….they have the audacity to suggest that Iran must further disarm by eliminating conventional missiles and any other arms which , have nothing to do with the Nuclear disarmament agreement, now! So, the Nuclear ARMED ISRAEL…. with the backing of the New Fascist Empire…the United States, is no longer satisfied with being the sole possessor of Nuclear weapons, they now want to create a new war with Iran…because they are not satisfied with looting the other countries of the Middle East of their oil lands!

    The war crimes Jewish State of Israel…. is attempting to now tell the people of Cyprus, that they are the Undeclared owners of the waters of Cyprus.. It is any wonder that Turkey….want a piece of Cyprus!

    The ruling party of Cyprus has already proven itself as a prostitute to Nato….by allowing the British and Nato to use land on Cyprus to launch war crimes bombings in the Middle East, representing a potentially catastrophic response on the people of Cyprus! Let’s see if they continue …. sell off the rest of Cyprus to another ally of the new world order of Fascist governments!

    Michael Gianakos

  2. Whenever the Greeks hung with the Jews, they excelled. When they guineaed up led by uniate Maniac whose name ended in -akos, they got screwed. That’s because when we were suffering along side the Jews under the Turks, they were wupping it up with the Venetians. And it was the Maniacs who were the most prolific Mussolini supporters just as today they are the core of the Golden Dawn in Pireus with their idiot bishop Seraphim. Ben Gurion vacationed in Greece often as PM. Ike invented the Liberty scheme as a way to get Ben Gurion to purge all his Russian officers and only then did the USA treat Israel as an ally. Those of us who grew up with Jews prospered, but the Greeks who thought Italians were cool ended up all bums. That’s right, Maniac, not Maniat.

  3. Apparently, the writer whose name ends – otris, considers all Greek names that end in – akos to be Neo Nazis supporters of the alleged notorios Golden Dawn in Pireus with an idiot bishop Seraphim…. based on the word of the free press of Greece!

    Furthermore , she suggests that anyone who opposes the interests of the Jewish State of Israel is a Maniac, and a member of this Golden Dawn organization, and should not be listened to….and are enemies not only to Israel….but Greece!

    Furthermore, she suggests that any opposition to the Jewish State of Israel, is an anti-semitic attack on Greek Jews, and somehow, demeans the contribution of Greek Jews to the prosperity of Greeks!

    Unfortunately, …..Branding people who do not follow the “Political Correct Narrative” of the corrupt, and now proven fraudulent News Media, is merely representative of an individual , who cannot make their Case! The Israeli strategy…. of using anti-semitism, as a tool of war….is dead! Unfortunately, for them religion doesn’t matter in Europe….only money! Today, they are attempting to limit any protest to the Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people and Syria….by trying to legislate a definition of anti-semitism in state laws…which associates criticism of the treatment of Palestine and their lack of rights, as an act of anti-semitism! In Canada…they are legislating against protest in the form of boycott of Israeli made goods from the occupied territories of Israel….as acts of anti-semitism!

    The truth is that the association of Greek Jews and Greek Orthodox Christians has been much beneficial to the Jews of Greece, where they have been sheltered, and protected by the Greek Christians of Greece and allowed to prosper, not in terms of money, but freedom from persecution, and protected as Greeks….not Jews! What the writer…should do …is take a trip to your local holocaust museum , or come to Washington, D. C, where Greek Orthodox Greeks and Clergy lost their lives in not cooperating with the Brutal Nazi exportation of Greek Jews to Poland for extermination …..because they were protecting Jews….no as they said..we are protecting .. Greeks.

    However, the writer does serve a purpose in providing testimony to the charges that the United States, United Kingdom, Israel , Turkey and Saudi Arabia ….are the new fascist empire of the world!

    It is the writer…who has defined , what a Fascist empire looks like…in her allegation against the Golden Dawn …Neo Nazi Party…..and is highlighted in Wikipedia as follows:

    Ideology Neo-Nazism[1]
    Ultranationalism[2][3][4]
    Hard Euroscepticism[5][6][7][8]
    Anti-globalism[9]
    Anti-communism[10]
    Economic nationalism[11]
    Metaxism[12]
    Islamophobia[13]
    Political position Far-right[14][15][16][17][18]

    The only difference between the ideology of Golden Dawn and the United States, United KIngdom, and Israel…..is they are anti-Globalist! You see the United States, United Kingdom are a Neo Nazi empire with a Global agenda and they have actually committed war crimes, and crimes against humanity ….which was highlighted by the UN, before they were oppressed by the real nazi parties .which are charges of War Crimes and Genocide against the people of Palestine in 2012, and indicted and found quilty by the Intependent courts of the Internationally renowned Kuala Lumpur War Crimes commission (KLWCC) made up of the leading legal, academic, and political doctorates in the world…and found the Maniac Benjamin Netanyahue and other member of his cabinet and military guilty of War Crimes and Genocide AND AS FOLLOWS..

    ” THE TRIBUNAL STATES: THAT THE PERPETRATORS (STATE OF ISRAEL) HAD COMMITTED
    ACTS AGAINST THE PALESTINIANS, WITH INTENT TO KILL CAUSE SERIOUS BODILY, OR
    MENTAL HARMS AND DELIBERATELY INFLICT CONDITIONS OF LIFE CALCULATED TO BRING
    ABOUT THE PHYSICAL DESTRUCTION OF THE PALESTINIANS AS A WHOLE OR IN PART”

    The judgements are based on the Hague Regulations on land warfare, the fourth Geneva convention, Genocide convention, the Nuremburg charter, the Nuremburg judgements, and Nuremberg principles, customary international law, and Jus cogens, the laws of war and International Humanitarian law!
    .
    To my knowledge and research… the Golden Dawn has not been convicted of any War Crimes or Crimes against Humanity, like their Nazi brothers the United States and Israel, since, it is the United States who contributed to the genocide by providing all the weaponry used, and attempting to block the UN to make them accountable! Additionally, they are guilty of violations of all these wars…and continue to do so…in each of their greater enterprise to all become a greater something….

    As to the writer…. you are a victim, like the good Jews of Greece, Israel , England, the United States, who would not tolerate the actions of this alliance of White Supremacist Maniacs, who are degenerate freaks…who have no respect for the cultures, faiths, and interests, only their own and have fooled us all with the help of their Aristocratic billionaires who own the communication networks of the world!

    Michael Gianakos ,

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