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United States is not “entitled to be displeased” with Cyprus – FM

By Ioannis Kasoulides • FAMAGUSTA GAZETTE • March 4, 2015

CYPRUS – FOREIGN MINISTER Ioannis Kasoulides has hit back at the US government, after officials in Washington expressed displeasure at a recent trip to Moscow by President Nicos Anastasiades.

“The [US] discontent focused on the fact that they believe that Putin’s government should be isolated by the 28 EU Member States and all other members of the North Atlantic Alliance”, Kasoulides was quoted as telling CyBC, by Russian agency Sputnik.

But he added that the United States is not “entitled to be displeased,” as Washington does not seem to be concerned by the aggressive policy of Turkey toward Cyprus, at the same time blaming Moscow for the crisis in Ukraine.

Washington rebuked Anastasiades on Monday after his widely publicised trip to Russia last week.

The US signaled how angry it is with Cyprus when Marie Harf, the Deputy Spokesperson for the US Department of State said this is not the time for “business as usual with Russia”.

She made the unusually sharp remark after being asked to comment on the recent visit of Anastasiades to Moscow and St Petersburg.

The visit came amid strong Russia-West tensions over Ukraine, the worst since the Cold War.

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