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‘No last chance for Cyprus’

Foreign Minister Petros Molyviatis, in an interview with Kathimerini on Sunday, said he did not believe rejection of the Annan plan meant an end to efforts to solve the Cyprus problem. This is the opposite to what the UN, the EU and the United States have maintained in recent weeks. «I personally do not want to believe in last chances,» Molyviatis said. «So I think that the need will arise once again to look for a solution to the Cyprus problem, perhaps not the day after a rejection of the Annan plan, but during the course of events, for after all a solution would benefit everyone – the European Union, the US and Turkey itself.» Speaking to CNN Turk on Friday, US Secretary of State Colin Powell said: «A lot of work has gone into this plan… And it is not going to suddenly reappear after the Greek side of the island enters into the EU on May 1… There will not be a better plan out there. This is liable to put this whole issue back into the freezer for, I don’t know, how many years, and this is not wise.»