Cyprus, US Sign Security Pact to Fight Terrorism, Bolster Sea Borders

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, shakes hands with Cypriot Foreign Minister Nikos Christoddoulides​, left, at the State Department in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

With Turkey having warships off the coast of Cyprus trying to keep foreign energy companies from drilling for oil and gas, the Cypriot government and United States have signed a security deal aimed at fighting terrorism but also to strengthen sea borders.

It came as Cyprus Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides met in Washington with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and also with Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell and Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources Francis Fannon.

In statements after the meetings at the State Department, Christodoulides said the discussions with the two officials concentrated on three issues.

“First, our bilateral relations and the mutual desire to strengthen bilateral relations at all levels. The statement of intent was signed within this framework, as it sets the outline of cooperation and how we should proceed next,” the minister said, according to Kathimerini.

There was also discussion about the collapsed unity talks to try to make the island whole again with Turkey having unlawfully occupied the northern third since a 1974 invasion. The negotiations fell apart in July 2017 at the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana when Turkish Presidente Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Turkish-Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci refused to remove an army in the occupied territory and insisting on the right to militarily intervene.

American diplomat Jane Holl Lute, a United Nations envoy, is trying to get the two sides to talk again but, like all those before her, has gotten nowhere.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, walks with Cypriot Foreign Minister Nikos Christoddoulides​, left, for a photo opportunity at the State Department in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, shakes hands with Cypriot Foreign Minister Nikos Christoddoulides​, left, during a photo opportunity at the State Department in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, stands with Cypriot Foreign Minister Nikos Christoddoulides​, left, at the State Department in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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  1. Another ….. “War on Terrorism Narrative”….which has been proven to be the death of many of the Nations in the Middle East….. and has been the false pretext …to invade and occupy with American troops….. like in Syria …. to protect its people from ….the Sunni Muslim brigades like ISIS and Al Queda ……..who they have armed with Saudi Arabia, and Turkey…to not protect the people of Syria …but take control of their government!

    This fascist regime …has been asked to leave Syria …. and allow the Syrian government to take care of the last strongholes of these RAdical religious fanatics…but the U.S on the sovereign territory of Syria…and uninvited ….. refuses to leave those territories …siting security needs!

    The U.S … is on a roll of control of the independent countries of the world …. and using a protection racket scheme …not to protect the people, …..but secure the power and rule ..of the leaders complying with the new Persian empire!

    First. and Coincidentally… the Polish stooge government of Nato…is looking to put a Permanent base of American forces in Poland, the Greek Government …who already has a large U.S base …is talking about providing another base to the U.S. ….and the leaders of Cyprus …have just demonstrated why …Northern Cyprus is part of Turkey now!

    Why…. because Cyprus has never been independent …when he signs a security agreement with the country that supported the Turkish …ethnic cleansing of Greek Cypriot in Northern Cyprus!

    Like the other Vassal States of Nato ….their leaders …have sold out their country …. in order to secure their place of power in the government….not the peace and security of the people of Cyprus!

    This is a joke …. what happened to the protectors of Cyprus ….England and Greece…based on the constitution of Cyprus….and provided England with a base in Cyprus?

    Between the Greek leaders of Greece and Cyprus…….they have destroyed , what thousands of years …. of Greek and Hellenic history and culture built …. and that was independence of thought , honesty, integrity and honor of those who fought against invaders of the world …wishing to control Greece!

    Until the people of Greece and Cyprus ….. completely have their own regime change …. they will be forever occupied by foreign governments with Anglo White Supremacist …who have no respect for Greeks …. and make them simply…disposable pawns to their Global Agenda…. to make their enemies ……the enemies of the world!

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