HAVING bickered about most issues relating to a Cyprus settlement, including property, voting rights and the continuation of the Cyprus Republic the political parties have decided to revisit the issue of guarantees. Admittedly, the matter was put on the agenda by Phileleftheros, which decided to run a story on whether the parties would agree to NATO providing the guarantees and security of the new state.
This was a hypothetical question, as there has been no agreement on the issue of guarantees by the two leaders and it is understood the matter would be discussed at the end of the procedure at a meeting in which the guarantor powers would participate. For now, the debate is academic and has no practical value other than to cause disagreements in the pro-settlement camp, made up of AKEL and DISY.
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