Washington is country’s ‘only genuine ally,’ Kammenos says


Washington is Greece’s only true international ally, Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos has said while accusing the country’s European partners of a lack of respect toward crisis-hit Athens.

“The Greek people are well aware that the United States has been the country’s only genuine ally,” Kammenos said.

“The others are allies, but they are [allies] only in the form of creditors, without [any sense of] respect and this is because some of them will never forget that they lost World War II to this country,” Kammenos, who is also leader of junior coalition partner Independent Greeks, added during a speech marking the 70th anniversary of the US Office of Defense Cooperation in Athens Thursday.

“For this reason, we welcome US support at this very difficult moment for our country,” Kammenos said.