The Cyprus Peace Council (CPC) has been following with feelings of deep concern the escalation of the hostilities and bloodshed in Israel and the Palestinian Gaza Strip, where so far hundreds of civilian casualties have been counted on both sides. The attacks on civilians, which constitute serious violations of international law, are reprehensible and lead to a greater impasse for peace in the region, with the danger of the conflict becoming a regional one.
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The Cyprus Peace Council (CPC) condemns the arrival of British Typhoon fighter jets at Akrotiri. The British military bases in Akrotiri are being prepared to be used once again as a launching pad. The arrival of the British fighter jets is part of the escalation of tension promoted by the USA, Britain and NATO in Eastern Europe centred on the Ukrainian-Russian border. The NATO forces are preparing for war without taking into account the security and future of the peoples.
Even before three weeks have passed with the new US President Joe Biden in power, the first American bombings in Syria were carried out. In an unprovoked airstrike in eastern Syria last Friday, the United States dropped bombs that killed dozens of people. In fact, the murderous US strike was carried out under the pretext of de-escalating the situation in eastern Syria and Iraq and protecting US personnel and the coalition forces.
The announcement of the US Embassy in Cyprus, which states the intention of the US to offer military education and training to the Republic of Cyprus, represents a huge provocation against the Cypriot people. It also stressed that this cooperation acts as an effective means of defending US national security!
The Cyprus Peace Council (CPC) denounces in the strongest possible terms the transformation of the occupied territories of Cyprus by Turkey into a launching pad for waging military operations and spy activities in the wider region of the Eastern Mediterranean. We denounce the use of the illegal civilian airport in the occupied village of Lefkoniko for military purposes with the transporting of unmanned military planes from Turkey and the planned construction of a naval base in occupied Trikomo for monitoring Turkey's illegal drilling in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Cyprus.
Once again, the US government has shown that it is willing to annul even international law in order to support of the violations and crimes committed by the guardian of Imperialist interests, namely Israel. This time through the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, it is covering up the war crime which is being committed in the occupied Palestinian territories in the West Bank, provocatively characterizing Israeli settlements as lawful.
The Cyprus Peace Council (CPC) denounces the coup d’état against the democratically elected government of Evo Morales in Bolivia. The coup against President Evo Morales is being executed by the US-led conservative opposition and far-right in collaboration with sections of the police and army.
On the occasion of 1st September, "Day of Action for World Peace", the Cyprus Peace Council (CPC) raises its voice to shout out loud “YES TO PEACE, NOT TO WAR!” 1st September, which has been proclaimed by the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) in memory of the millions of victims of Nazism-Fascism and of the fighters who sacrificed their lives during World War II, reminds us of the catastrophic consequences of imperialist aggressiveness, fascism and war. .
On Monday, 11 February 2019 a meeting to denounce of the imperialist coup d'etat in Venezuela was organized outside the US Embassy by the Cyprus Peace Council. Messages to the event were sent by the President of the World Peace Council Socorro Gomez and Executive Secretary of the Venezuelan International Solidarity Committee, Gabriel Aggrere.
The Cyprus Peace Council (CPC) denounces Israel’s murderous attack on the Palestinian people, resulting in more than fifty dead and hundreds of injured Palestinians who were demonstrating for their return to the Palestinian territories occupied by the State of Israel. All these atrocities in Gaza were being committed as the state of Israel was celebrating its 70th anniversary since its establishment and at the same time as celebrations were ongoing for the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem, recognizing it as the capital of Israel.