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US cancels arms shipment over Greek objections: official
- Subject: US cancels arms shipment over Greek objections: official
- From: rossana <rossana at comodinoposta.org>
- Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2009 22:26:45 +0100
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La Grecia non ha permesso il transito di armi americane destinate ad
WASHINGTON (AFP) –
The US military has to had to cancel a planned shipment of munitions
from a Greek port to a US warehouse in Israel due to objections from
Athens, a Pentagon spokesman said on Tuesday.
"I think the Greek government had some issue with the offloading of some
of that shipment in their country and so we are finding alternative
means of getting that entire shipment to its proper destination in
Israel," spokesman Geoff Morrell told a news conference.
"I don't think we've come to a final resolution on how or when that will
The shipment had been agreed last summer before the current Israeli
offensive in Gaza, he said.
He said the United States had operated the munitions stockpile for
nearly 20 years and that Israel "can ask for permission to access" the
He said he did not know the nature of Greece's objection and whether it
was related to security or political concerns.