State Department: Turkey-Libya zones deal ‘unhelpful and provocative’

The memorandum of understanding signed by Turkey and Libya on maritime zones in the East Mediterranean is "unhelpful and provocative," the US State Department announced on Tuesday, according to ANA. Responding to a question by Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA-MPA), the State Department noted, "While the United States generally does not take a position on other states' maritime boundary disputes, we call on all parties to refrain from all actions that risk heightening tensions in the eastern Mediterranean at this sensitive time." Such actions, it added, highlighted the risk of the Libyan conflict taking on wider regional dimensions, and urged all interested parties to work toward a negotiated solution. "In particular, the announcement of a signed Turkish-GNA delimitation memorandum of understanding has raised tensions in the region and is unhelpful and provocative," the State Department pointed out, referring to Libya's Government of National Accord. RELATED TOPICS: Greece, Greek tourism news, Tourism in Greece, Greek islands, Hotels in Greece, Travel to Greece, Greek destinations, Greek travel market, Greek tourism statistics, Greek tourism report Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons License: CC-BY-SA Copyright: AgnosticPreachersKid Let's block ads! (Why?)