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22 October, 1999
The government said yesterday that it was too early to say whether a US initiative on the Cyprus problem had reached an impasse, following a meeting between US presidential envoy Alfred Moses and Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash in Nicosia on Wednesday.
Government spokesman Dimitris Reppas said, however, that the negative outcome of the meeting should be attributed entirely to Mr. Denktash "and this responsibility must be laid at his door by the international community".
Replying to reporters' questions, Mr. Reppas said Athens did not formulate its policy on the Cyprus problem on the basis of developments in relations between the European Union and Turkey but on the course of Cyprus' EU accession bid.
Source: Athens News Agency