Cyprus not involved in military conflicts, President responds to Hezbollah’s Nasrallah

Cyprus is not involved in military conflicts, President Christodoulides asserted Wednesday.

The Cypriot President was responding to questions about statements made by Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, who accused the island of providing its infrastructure to Israel for military purposes.

Christodoulides told reporters that “Cyprus is not involved, in any way, in the military conflicts.” He added that Cyprus’s role as a humanitarian corridor is recognised not just by the Arab world but by the entire international community.

The President underlined that the “Republic of Cyprus is not a part of the problem, but a part of the solution.”

When asked if Cyprus maintains communication with Hezbollah and the Lebanese government, he confirmed that diplomatic channels remain open with both.

Earlier on Wednesday, Nasrallah had threatened that if Cypriot airports and military bases were used by Israel against Lebanon, then Cyprus would become a target for Hezbollah. He also mentioned potential targets in Israel and did not rule out a ground attack on Galilee.

There are also reports of an Israeli ultimatum to Hezbollah, demanding a voluntary withdrawal from southern Lebanon by next Monday or face an Israeli invasion. This message was allegedly conveyed to the Lebanese government via American mediator Amos Hochstein.