The deposed President of Cyprus, Archbishop Makarios, had talks on Monday (22 July) with the U.
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MAKARIOS: Guarantees? I think there are still guarantees.
REPORTER: Did you receive any assurances of help from the Secretary?
MAKARIOS: Which way? As I said, Secretary of State told me that he's in favour of constitutional talks there in Cyprus.
REPORTER: Is that the same thing as you've been saying that you'll be returned to power? And your coditions...(indistinct).
MAKARIOS: The consequence I think, of constitutional talks is obvious
REPORTER: Perhaps to you Sir, but not to us. Is that the same thing as your return to power?
REPORTER: How about new elections?
MAKARIOS: In Cyprus?
MAKARIOS: No reason for elections for the time being at least. All depends on the developments.
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Background: The deposed President of Cyprus, Archbishop Makarios, had talks on Monday (22 July) with the U. S. Secretary of State, Dr. Henry Kissinger, at the State Department in Washington D. C., but apparently failed to win any assurances from the American Government about his own future.
Dr. Kissinger greeted the Archbishop personally at the entrance to the State Department, and escorted him out after talks which lasted one-and a-half hours. The protocol provided for the Archbishop was on the level usually reserved for a head of government. Nevertheless, the State Department spokesmen declined to describe the Archbishop as the President of Cyprus.
At a briefing for newsmen before the Archbishop's arrival, Dr. Kissinger had said the United States would back a settlement to stop the fighting based on the Cypriot constitution, but he had evaded questions about the return to power of Makarios himself. When the two men emerged from their meeting, Archbishop makarios called the meeting "constructive", but would not speculate about his own future.