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Shipping Ministry: Greek ships should avoid waters under Iran’s jurisdiction

Greece’s Shipping Ministry has issued a “strong recommendation” to Greek shipping companies to avoid waters under Iran’s jurisdiction, ministry sources said on Monday. This recommendation should be taken into account when sailing in the Persian Gulf, the Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman, the sources reportedly added. 17 …

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US sanctions againt Iran to harm Greece’s shipping sector

Although Greece is one of the eight countries currently exempted from the US sanctions against Iran, the shipping sector will soon see the negative effects. Of the 217 oil tankers that ferried Iranian crude oil in the first six months of this year, 81, or 37%, were Greek-owned. Thanks to …

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Greece among 8 countries exempted from US sanctions against Iran

Greece is among the countries to be exempted from the US sanctions against oil imports from Iran. Besides Greece, also China, India, Italy, Turkey, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan get US sanctions waivers for Iran oil imports. The exemption is limited to six months. The Trump administration’s tough new sanctions on …

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Minister for Public Order to send bill to Rouvikonas anarchists for …

Alternate Minister for Public Order Katerina Papakosta plans to send the bill for material damages caused by Rouvikonas to the anarchists themselves. Attacks conducted by Rouvikonas largely harm the image of the country but what they do are misdemeanor crimes, she added. In an interview with Skai TV on Wednesday, …

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One more European airlines suspends flights to Tehran as of Oct 11/2018

Greek airlines Aegean has announced the suspension of flight to and from Tehran effective as of October 11th 2018. The suspension is temporary, the airlines said and added “The company is forced to temporarily discontinue this route due to foreign exchange bank restrictions that affect its viability.” In the statement …

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Greece, Cyprus, Israel leaders hail East Med pipeline, geo-strategic cooperation

The leaders of Cyprus, Greece and Israel meet in Nicosia on Tuesday, in the 4th trilateral meeting to discuss regional issues, energy cooperation between the countries and the East Med gas pipeline. President Nikos Amastasiades, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed the geo-strategic cooperation. However, despite …

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Greek police arrests attacker at Iranian embassy incident

Greek police arrested an Iranian national who stabbed an embassy staff member  in Psychiko suburb of North Athens last week.  Police arrested the 47-year-old man in Keratsini suburb of Piraeus on April 1st, five days after the attack. The man claimed towards police that he was hearing “God’s voice telling …

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One employee injured in knife attack at Iran Embassy in Athens

An incident with one injured took place at the Iranian embassy in Psychiko suburb of North Athens at Wednesday noon. According to preliminary information by state broadcaster ERT TV, an unknown perpetrator injured one embassy employee with a knife. Two embassy employees reportedly went out to check a suspiciously behaving …

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