Statement of the World Peace Council
The WPC expresses its solidarity with the Cypriot people and the Cyprus Peace Council in its desire and firm opposition to the entry of Cyprus to the “Partnership for Peace” of NATO. The people of Cyprus, both Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots are well aware of the role of NATO and its various war drive mechanisms in history, the invasion and partial occupation of Cyprus itself is a result of a NATO backed plan in 1974, which is lasting till today. The recent maneuvers of certain political forces in Cyprus to raise a motion in the Cypriot Parliament for the incorporation of the Cyprus Republic into NATO’s “auxiliary” structures has to be condemned as an act of submission to the imperialist plans. It is for the second time that the matter is raised after the firm rejection of such a plan by the President of the Cyprus Republic Dimitris Christophias in 2009. It further constitutes a provocation to the historical memory and will of the peace loving people of Cyprus, which is opposing firmly NATO, its old and especially the new concept after Lisbon 2010. Especially Cyprus with its geostrategic proximity to the Middle East would be used for the offensive plans and threats of imperialism and NATO in particular for this region. The WPC is opposing NATO from its founding days and life has proved us completely right. NATO and its various cooperation structures are aiming in securing the interests of the Multinational corporations, their political spheres of influence and are spreading war and terror over peoples and regions. The particular involvement of Cyprus into NATO’s structures would create an even more negative environment for a just, viable and fair solution in the Cyprus issue and would be one more obstacle for that. We express our support to the Cyprus Peace Council, one of the prestigious WPC members, which is expressing the genuine will of the Cypriot people and call upon all members and friends of the WPC in the world to express their solidarity against the imperialist plans in Cyprus.
NATO remains the common enemy of all peoples! The struggle against NATO in each country and globally goes on! Imperialism is not invincible!
Athens 21st February 2011 the Secretariat WPC
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