Trump aide urges restraint in East Med

Robert O'Brien is the White House national security adviser and one of US President Donald Trump's closest aides. He and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are considered the two officials that shape the foreign policy of the Trump administration. In an interview with Kathimerini's Sunday edition a week after Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis' visit to the White House, O'Brien refers to Greece as a "pillar of stability in the Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean," while praising the reform agenda and the economic policies of Greece's conservative administration. The US official furthermore hails the strategic cooperation between Greece, Israel and Cyprus and clearly states that Washington backs the EastMed pipeline project.
O'Brien also sends out an important message to Turkey, as well as Greece, over the need to avoid any provocations that could lead to an escalation of...

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