WASHINGTON — Cyprus, which is in the Mediterranean Sea and close to Syria, is not going to involve itself in any potential strike on Syria.
Reuters reported that the island nation would only offer assistance to third-country nationals and citizens that are fleeing the Middle East.
Cypriot government spokesman Christos Stylianides said that any intervention is purely “humanitarian” in nature. He went on to say, “It’s clear that in no case will it become a launchpad of military operations”.
Cyprus has had economic problems of their own as of late. The government and economy nearly collapsed as a bank run nearly took place on the island. Russia came in and offered a bailout package, which Cyprus accepted.