The use of British military bases in Cyprus takes place within the framework of international law and the obligations towards the Republic of Cyprus, notes
The use of the British military bases in Cyprus is within the framework of international law and the obligations towards the Republic of Cyprus, the British High Commissioner in Cyprus said in statements to the Turkish Cypriot newspaper “Yeni Duzen” and to Turkish journalist Odul Asik Ulker. Irfan Siddique.
Asked if the bases are being used by the intelligence services, Mr. Siddique said he would not provide information on operational matters, noting, at the same time, that the bases are “sovereign, so the control of the areas of them is ours, so we are given full authority to do whatever we want”.
When asked if 3,000 American soldiers were transferred to the Akrotiri bases, Mr. Sidik said that he would not provide information on the matter, clarifying that the use of the bases is within the framework of international law and within the framework of the obligations towards the Republic of Cyprus.
“We are very careful in our actions, so that they are consistent with our obligations towards the Republic of Cyprus and are within international law,” he said.
In response to a question about the use of bases to hit Houthi targets said that specific targets in Yemen were hit after the Houthi attacks on merchant ships in the Red Sea, while stating that the targets had nothing to do with Israel's attacks on Gaza.
< p> Mr. Siddique, finally, denied claims that the bases are used to support Israel either with weapons or by facilitating its operations, stating that “we do not make any moves or actions that may put international law at risk.”