Mitsotakis Says Greece Won’t Back Down from Turkey (Vid)

Fle- PM MItsotakis at American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce. (Photo by Eurokinissi/ Yorgos Kontarinis)

ATHENS – As Turkey keeps up bellicose talk and plans to drill for energy off Crete, Prime Minister and New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis said Greece won’t be cowed and will do whatever it takes to defend itself if there’s a conflict.

He said his visit to the United States, where he met President Donald Trump at the White House on Jan. 7, demonstrated Greece’s willingness to fight if needed, with worries rising there could be a clash if Turkey perists.

Speaking to the Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce, he said that, “Greece will defend its sovereign rights by any appropriate means. We also explained we are not seeking tension in the East Mediterranean, and we seek to resolve differences with Turkey in a peaceful way, that’s why we keep communication channels open, in an effort to deflate tension,” said Kathimerini.

He pointed to the recently signed Eastern Mediterranean Security and Energy Partnership Act (EastMed Act), approved by the Congress last year, that defines who the US allies are in the Eastern Mediterranean.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed that the US “supports and guarantees the security and prosperity of the country and support initiatives leading to the resolution of EastMed issues in a peaceful manner,” he said.

But Trump, who said he considers Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a friend and a “hell of a leader” – Turkey has jailed more journalists than any country and Erdogan and Trump share a hatred for the media – wouldn’t commit to trying to intervene with Turkey.

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  1. Mistotakis.should be dragged out of the Greek government and placed on trial for Treason!

    He confesses that his allegiance and service is not to Greece, but to SS OFFICER Geoffrey Pyatt and the empire of America!

    He despicably claims he is an ally of America. and therefore.must support the occupation of Iraq, and the murder of 600,000 Iraqis to occupy them !

    He supports the KILLING of Iraqi militia fighting ISIS and Al Queda jihadist terrorist sponsored by Saudi Arabia and US and Assassination of an Iranian General and Iraqi General with 4 other Iraqis from the military of Iraq planning to meet with Iraqi Officials to discuss a proposal to reduce tensions between Sunni Muslim Jihadist Saudi Arabia and Shia Muslim Iran !

    He supports ACT OF WAR THAT is nothing less than an Organized crime family mob hit in broad daylight by Donald Trump because like Fascist , they answer to no one..but themselves!

    This equates to supporting Adolph Hitler attacks on Greece , because Italy was an ally of Adolph Hitler!

    MISTOTAKIS is merely now a “CAPO’S” in the organized crime family of. Lucky Luciano Pompeo , Al Capone Donald Trump, and the Jewish mafia Godfather Bugsy Segal Benjamin Netanyahue and Greek Secret Society brown shirt , and greatest Hellene in history .according to Endy Zemenides. and the SUPREME FAT BOY COMMANDER of the SUPREME LODGE AND NOW FRONT FOR THE JEWISH PRO ISRAELI DESPORA OF AMERICA.. LATIN..SCARFACE AHEPAN ROBERT MENENDEZ!

    1. THE TREACHERY OF MISTOTAKIS AGAINST THE PEOPLE OF GREECE DOES NOT END…BECAUSE IN SUPPORTING WAR CRIMES WARS OF ALLY AL CAPONE DONALD TRUMP..HE HAS COMMITTED THE ULTIMATE TREASON AND HEADLINED…

      EVOKING WAR ON GREECE AND CYPRUS BY GREEK AND U.S GOVERNMENTS IS AN
      ACT OF TREASON .IRAN THREATENS TO WAGE WAR ON GREECE FOR SUPPORTING US
      BASES AND CRIMINAL ACTS OF WAR!

      THE NUMBER ONE RESPONSIBILITY OF ANY LEADER OF SOVEREIGN NATIONS IS “TO SECURE ” THE PEACE AND SAFETY OF THE GREEK POPULATION OF GREECE” WHICH THE GREEK GOVERNMENT HAS GROSSLY BEEN DERELICT IN FULFILLING AND IS AN ACT OF TREASON!
      NIKOS DENDIAS.. ..IN REPRESENTING THE INTERESTS OF FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS, NOW INTERNATIONALLY ACCUSED OF BEING STATE SPONSORS OF TERRORISM ..THE.UNITED STATES AND THE APARTHEID STATE OF ISRAEL WHO HAVE PROVOKED PERPETUAL WARS THRUOUT THE MIDDLE EAST, AND NOW PROVOKING A WAR WITHOUT AUTHORIZATION BY THE PEOPLE OF AMERICA AND GREECE, WITH THE COUNTRIES OF IRAN AND IRAQ…

      “WHICH NOW EVOKES WAR ON THE PEOPLE OF GREECE AND THREATENS HARM TO THEIR SERVICEMEN AND FAMILIES!…

      KYRIAKOS and the government of Greece have not only recklessly made the international community and Greece more dangerous and closer to wars, he has legitimized the invasions and occupations of Cyprus , Syria , and claimed territories of Greece by Edrogan and Trump! …

      NIKOS , KYRIAKOS, AND DIAMATARIS REMNANTS OF U.S JUNTA OF 1974..AND TRAITORS!

  2. cont…

    AS A GREEK AMERICAN OF SPARTAN BLOOD… DYING AND STANDING WITH LEONIDAS TO DEFEND GREECE AGAINST PERSIANS AT THERMOPYLAE. WOULD BE AN HONOR!”

    DYING AND STANDING WITH MISTOTAKIS ..TO DEFEND PERSIANS OF TURKEY AND AMERICA..WOULD BE TREASON!

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