"Taking the pulse for talks
By Jean Christou
UN Undersecretary for Political Affairs Sir Kieran Prendergast said yesterday that he was under no illusion regarding the difficulties in moving forward on the Cyprus issue.
Prendergast was speaking on arrival at Larnaca Airport at the start of a four-day visit he said was aimed at taking the �pulse� of the two sides before UN Secretary-general Kofi Annan decides whether or not to restart negotiations.
But he said he could give no indication of when that might be, saying; �it depends�. Prendergast will visit Athens and Ankara as part of his trip to the region."
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