Cyprus PIO: News Update in English, 99-04-19
From: The Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office Server at <http://www.pio.gov.cy/>
Monday, 19 April 1999
-  US House Committee commends Cyprus government´s actions for peace on
 US House Committee commends Cyprus government´s actions for peace on
The International Relations Committee of the US House of Representatives
commended last week the Cyprus government´s «extraordinarily conciliatory
and courageous actions» in the interest of peace on Cyprus and called on
the US to «do all that is possible to bring about commensurate actions by
Turkey». In an amendment on Cyprus adopted by the Committee on April 15,
the Committee notes that at the urging of the US government, the Republic
of Cyprus «refrained from exercising the country´s sovereign right to self-
defense, a right fully recognised by the US government and by article 51 of
the Charter of the United Nations.
It also notes that with this action Cyprus displayed its full compliance
with the recently adopted United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1217
and 1218», its support for President Clinton´s commitment «to take all
necessary steps to support a sustained effort to implement UNSCR 1218» and
«to reduce tensions and move towards a Cyprus settlement».
In conclusion, the amendment states that «the time has come for US to
expect from Turkey actions on the Cyprus issue in the interest of peace
including steps in conformity with US proposals concerning Cyprus».
From the Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office (PIO) Server at http://www.pio.gov.cy/