Cypriot communists hit out today at newly elected President Nicos Anastasiades's bid to join militarist bloc Nato's misnamed Partnership for Peace programme.
Akel said that Mr Anastasiades's first political act since winning Sunday's elections revealed "his dogmatic obsessions to surrender Cyprus to the US-Nato suffocating embrace."
Party spokesman Georgios Loucaides said the new president was abandoning the multifaceted approach to foreign policy developed by Akel in office that had benefited Cyprus.
"Nato is responsible for unjust wars, juntas, dictatorships, death and bloodshed all over the world," he said.
Nato actively supported the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974.
Akel said Mr Anastasiades had undermined the long-standing commitment for demilitarisation of the conflict by turning to the imperialist body.
The party also slammed the Democratic Rally leader for failing to discuss the policy with the multi-party National Council.
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