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PM could make request during Cyprus visit; Cypriot media says talks at "exploratory stage" regarding use of Paphos base.
Israel will ask Cyprus to station Israel Air Force fighter jets at a military facility on the island, Cyprus media reported Tuesday.
According to the reports, Israel will make the request during Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s visit to Cyprus later this month.
According to the report in the Famagusta Gazette, the talks are currently at an “exploratory stage” regarding the possibility of using the Andrea Paendreou airbase in Paphos, in southwestern Cyprus. The base reportedly used to host Greek F-16s.
The two leaders discussed "setting up a team to investigate the transfer of gas from the Leviathan field to Cyprus and from there to markets in Europe," said a statement from Netanyahu's office.
In December, Cyprus and Israel signed an agreement defining their maritime border that allows the neighbours to forge ahead in the search for energy sources in the eastern Mediterranean.
The moves come after an Israeli company, Delek, and its partners, announced the discovery of 16 trillion cubic feet (453 billion cubic metres) of natural gas in the Leviathan gas field, which lies some 60 kilometres (40 miles) off Cyprus's exclusive economic zone.
Originally posted by Vitchilo
reply to post by TDawgRex
l... will the US people want to have a draft and 4 new wars?? I don't think so.