On 2 September, Al Jazeera reported that the US has said it will lift for 1 year its arms embargo imposed on Cyprus in 1987 to allow ” non-lethal defence articles and defence services” to be supplied.  This move comes as there is growing tension in the eastern Mediterranean over Turkey’s surveying and drilling activities.  Turkey, which supports Northern Cyprus, condemned the US action.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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