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Parliament to study results of F-16 probe

The results of two judicial investigations into the purchase of a batch of US-made F-16 fighter jets were handed to Parliament on Tuesday.

The House will now have to decide whether there is enough evidence to warrant a parliamentary probe into whether a host of politicians, including former prime ministers Costas Simitis and Costas Karamanlis, were guilty of wrongdoing.

The 60 F-16s were bought for $2 billion in 2000, when Akis Tsochatzopoulos was defense minister.

The deal was complicated by the fact that the jets lacked self-protection systems, which were to be installed later by US firm Raytheon.