LATEST NEWS
 Top Stories
 U.S.
  Severe Weather
  Bird Flu
 World
  Castro
  Mideast Crisis
  Iraq
 Business
 Personal Finance
 Technology
 Sports
  Sports Columns
  NASCAR
  Baseball
  College Hoops
  NBA
  NHL
  Tennis
  Golf
 Entertainment
 Health
 Science
 Politics
 Washington
 Offbeat
 Podcasts
 Blogs
 Weather
 Raw News
 NEWS SEARCH
 
 Archive Search
 SPECIAL SECTIONS
 Multimedia Gallery
 AP Video Network
 Today
 in History
 Corrections
Nov 10, 8:39 AM EST

Cyprus says it could send more light arms to Iraqi Kurds


Latest News
Turkish Cypriots split over Islam's rise in northern Cyprus

Cyprus says it could send more light arms to Iraqi Kurds

Cyprus to start compensating failed bank's depositors

Multimedia
Turkey and the Kurds
Kurdish Group Training Recruits to Fight Iran

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- Cyprus' foreign minister says the island nation could send more light arms and ammunition it no longer needs to Iraqi Kurds to assist in their fight against the Islamic State group.

Ioannis Kasoulides said Friday that Cyprus has already dispatched two shipments of Serb-made Zastava assault rifles and ammunition to Kurdish fighters, delivered by U.S. authorities.

Kasoulides says any further assistance would be sent in consultation with Cyprus' partners in the anti-IS coalition. He notes that Cyprus fully supports Iraq's territorial integrity.

Cyprus' top diplomat says France helped to deliver unused Cypriot light arms and ammunition to Lebanon's armed forces to thwart attacks from extremist groups on its northern border. Jordan received similar assistance.

© 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.