Cyprus PIO: News Update in English, 01-01-04
From: The Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office Server at <http://www.pio.gov.cy/>
Thursday, 4 January 2001
-  Government has been assured there are no nuclear weapons in British
 Government has been assured there are no nuclear weapons in British
Cyprus' Government Spokesman, Michalis Papapetrou, said on 2 January that
the Republic of Cyprus was in a position to confirm that there are no
nuclear weapons in British Bases in Cyprus.
"Both the authorities of the British Bases and the British Government
assure us that there are no nuclear weapons on Cyprus and the Government is
now in a position to cross-check this information", he said.
"From what we are in a position to know today there are no nuclear weapons
in the British Bases", he added.
Mr Papapetrou also expressed the government's concern that the Bases were
used to store nuclear bombs during the Cold War.
"I would like to say that the fact that in the past nuclear weapons were
deployed on Cyprus causes concern to the people and the Government of
Cyprus. This is how the situation has always been and obviously Cyprus is
not pleased when nuclear weapons are deployed on Cyprus or our region," he
From the Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office (PIO) Server at http://www.pio.gov.cy/