Kammenos talks with US counterpart in Washington called off

Defense Minister Panos Kammenos will not be meeting his US counterpart Thursday as the encounter has been called off by Washington, sources told Kathimerini Tuesday.

Kammenos had been due to meet Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on his latest visit to the USA but will not hold talks with him or Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work.

Sources said that Washington informed Athens over the weekend that the meeting would be called off. Nevertheless, Kammenos is going ahead with his trip and is due to meet Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland on Friday.

He is also due to hold talks with members of Congress and the Senate, and speak at the Hudson Institute and Atlantic Council think-tanks.

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