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UPDATE: Kyprianou to resign

Foreign Minister Markos Kyprianou said he will ask President Demetris Christofias to relieve him of his duties “not because there is a feeling of guilt but for reasons of political sensitivity,” the Cyprus News Agency said.

It had been reported earlier today that Kyprianou intended to submit his resignation.

Speaking after a House Defence Committee meeting that discussed the blast at the Evangelos Florakis naval base that killed 13 and knocked out the island’s main power station, Kyprianou spoke of a game of impressions, scapegoats and mismanagement of public opinion.

He expressed sadness and shock for the tragedy and the mistakes and omissions that led to it and assured that he will contribute to the investigation.


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