Wednesday , May 22 2024
Home / News / Politics / Greece / Iran warns Greece over use of military bases by the US against Tehran

Iran warns Greece over use of military bases by the US against Tehran

Iran has warned Greece that it it allows the use of military bases by the US against the country this will be considered as a “hostile act.” to which Tehran will respond “in a clear and decisive manner.”  The warning follows an Iranian demarche to Athens over a statement by the Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis about the killing of Qassem Soleimani.

In a letter to daily Kathimerini, the press office of the Iranian Embassy in Athens said regarding to an kathimerini article on Jan 6 about a possible Greek involvement in case of a US operation against Iran and that US Armed Forces were boosting their presence in their military base in Souda, Crete:

“The Islamic Republic of Iran has made it very clear that in the event of a US-led war against the country, the concession of [military] bases by any country to the American invader will be considered a hostile act and Iran reserves the right to respond in a clear and decisive manner.”

“Given the friendly, traditional and historical relations between the two countries, Iran and Greece, and the absence of any differences or tension between them in recent centuries, we believe that this statement cannot be the official position of the Greek government and our friendly and historical relations will continue in the future.”

On Saturday, the Embassy in Athens delivered a demarche to the Greek Foreign Ministry about Misotakis statements made during his Washington visit and in which he supported the killing of Iranian general Soleimani by US forces.

The demarche was confirmed by Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias, who however, claimed he had not seen the content at the time of an interview with a private television channel.

Minister Dendias said that he was scheduled to speak on the phone with his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif later on Saturday, who had asked to speak to him.

Check Also

Greece’s FM expresses condolences for death of Iran’s president

On behalf of the Greek government, Foreign Minister Giorgos Gerapetritis expressed condolences to the government …