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Germany rejects latest Greek call for WWII reparations

TAGS: Diplomacy, Politics

The German government is rebuffing the latest push by Greece to secure reparations for the brutal Nazi occupation of Greece during World War II.

German government spokesman Steffen Seibert said Friday that Berlin's "position is very clear" on the reparations issue and has been stated repeatedly.

"The question of German reparations has been conclusively dealt with, legally and politically," Seibert said.

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras vowed Tuesday to exhaust diplomatic and, if necessary, legal means to win reparations.

He urged Germany, the main European contributor to Greece's massive bailout program, to enter negotiations on the matter.

A Greek parliamentary committee recently prepared a report on war reparations. It hasn't been made public but Greek media reports say it set the total sum due at 300-400 billion euros ($340-$450 billion). [AP]

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