The Foreign Affairs Minister of Cyprus, Nikos Christodoulides participated at the EU Foreign Affairs Council, that took place on Monday in Luxembourg and addressing it, he underlined that “‘Cyprus strongly condemns the use of chemical weapons’, which constitutes ‘a war crime and a crime against humanity’, calls for a ‘thorough investigation by the relevant international organizations'”, CNA reported. At the same, the minister clarified “that there can be no military solution to the Syria issue”.
According to the report by the Cypriot news agency, the situation in Syria and the latest developments there topped the agenda of the discussion. Moreover, the Council participants debated the “EU-Russia relations and developments in Iran”. Christodoulides noted that “there can be no military solution to Syria”, stressing that “Cyprus, like the rest of the countries in the region, “is particularly concerned by the continuing deterioration of the situation, which will have a serious impact on the population as well as security in the wider region.”… / IBNA