Cyprus president promises full inquiry into blast

July 14, 2011 14:02


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

NICOSIA - President Demetris Christofias on Thursday promised a full inquiry into a blast that killed a dozen people and plunged Cyprus into an energy crisis.

In a national address, Christofias said his government shared the "disappointment, bitterness and even anger" of the people, and said the inquiry would serve justice.

"We will ... await the results of the inquiry and then, accordingly, we will address the people again," Christofias said.

Christofias has faced a barrage of criticism after confiscated Iranian munitions exploded at a military base on July 11, killing 12 people and knocking out the island's largest power plant. Thousands marched through the capital Nicosia on Tuesday, with some calling for him to resign.

Related Content

Breaking news
August 22, 2018
Senior cleric says Iran will target Israel, allies if U.S. attacks