Greece rejects speculation of a role in military intervention in Syria

Greece’s political leadership on Tuesday dismissed speculation of a Greek role in a possible military intervention in Syria.

Greece is a “bastion of stability and security in a region set ablaze,” Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras told the media after a meeting with Greek President Karolos Papoulias.

Neither Samaras nor Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos commented on reports in Greek newspaper Kathimerini that the U.S. requested to use military bases in Greece for a possible attack against Syria.

“We strongly condemn any use of chemical weapons,” Venizelos said, adding Greece was “preparing from every perspective” and was in contact with its counterparts in European and Arab countries regarding the issue.

Meanwhile, Greek Defense Ministry sources strongly rejected the possibility of involvement in any military action in Syria.

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