EU foreign affairs chief expresses solidarity with Cyprus over Hezbollah threats

The EU's representative for foreign affairs, Josep Borrell, had a phone call on Friday with the Cypriot foreign minister, Constantinos Kombos, regarding Hezbollah's recent threats against Cyprus. 

During the call, Borell expressed his solidarity with Cyprus and called for de-escalation in the Middle East. 

"Spoke with FM of Cyprus expressing my concern to rising tensions across the Blue Line & the situation in the Middle East. We shared strong commitment to foster de-escalation efforts," Borrell stated in a post on X, adding that: "The EU stands in solidarity with Cyprus. I repeat my call to avoid regional spillover."

In a televised address on Wednesday, Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah threatened Cyprus for the first time, calling on the Cypriot government to not co-operate militarily with Israel.

"The Cypriot government must be warned that...

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