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State Department discourages any actions or rhetoric that increase tension in the region

The United States discourages any actions or rhetoric that increase tensions in the region, a State Department official said, replying to a question on Turkey’s provocations in Cyprus’ EEZ.

“The U.S. policy on Cyprus’s EEZ is longstanding and has not changed: the United States recognises the right of the Republic of Cyprus to develop its resources in its Exclusive Economic Zone.  We continue to believe the island’s oil and gas resources, like all of its resources, should be equitably shared between both communities in the context of an overall settlement.  We discourage any actions or rhetoric that increase tensions in the region,”the official added.

(Cyprus News Agency)

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