The USA decided to lift the arms embargo on the Greek Cypriot administration.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced that the US has decided to lift the defense trade restrictions for the Greek Cypriot administration for the 2023 fiscal year.
According to the news of AA; Minister Blinken informed the Congress that the Greek Cypriot side fulfilled the necessary conditions under the relevant legislation, since re-exports and transfers of defense materials were not provided to the Greek Cypriot administration for the 2023 fiscal year, and it was announced that the decision was approved by the Congress.
After October, arms sales to Greek Cypriots are free
It has been reported that the USA’s International Arms Trade Regulations will be amended to reflect the new policy, effective October 1, 2022.
After the Cyprus Peace Operation, an embargo was imposed on Turkey and the whole of Cyprus.
After the Cyprus Peace Operation initiated by Turkey in 1974, the USA began to impose an arms embargo on Turkey and the then-Cyprus Republic. US President Jimmy Carter lifted the arms embargo on Turkey in 1977. The USA took a new embargo decision in 1987 to cover the whole of Cyprus.