Greece condemns Iranian attack, warns against escalation

An anti-Israel billboard is seen next to the Iranian flag during a celebration following the IRGC attack on Israel, in Tehran, Iran, on April 15, 2024. [Majid Asgaripour/WANA via Reuters]

As a strategic partner of Israel, and also a country with traditional ties with the Muslim world, Greece, a NATO and European Union member in close proximity to the Middle East, is monitoring the latest developments in the region and is ready to play any role that may be deemed necessary. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis stated that Greece "will support in any way every effort to de-escalate this new round of tension."

At the operational level Greece is in a state of alert, while two Greek frigates are in the greater area, the Hydra in the Red Sea, and the Limnos participating in the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).

To assess the situation the prime minister convened a special session of the National Security Governmental Council with the participation of Defense Minister Nikos Dendias, who abruptly cut short a visit to New York, where he was to...

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