Menendez Statement on Senate Voting to End Arms Restrictions against Cyprus

July 2, 2019 – Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after the Senate included a provision to lift the decades-old arms restrictions against the Republic of Cyprus as part of the final FY20 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) approved today. The lifting of these restrictions is an important part of a broader initiative to reshape the United States’ strategy in the eastern Mediterranean region being spearheaded by Menendez. “Today, the Senate has shown our partners in Cyprus and around the…

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