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Planned transfer…

Members of the Communist Party (KKE) gathered in the western port of Astakos yesterday to voice their opposition to US plans to ship munitions to Israel from there. KKE leader Aleka Papariga was on an official visit to the area yesterday which boosted the turnout. On Tuesday the government said that Greece would not allow a US shipment of arms, bound for Israel, to pass through Astakos. Some confusion had arisen after two US officials gave different reasons for the cancellation of the planned transfer. But a Pentagon official explained that Greece ‘had some objection to offloading the shipment in the country.’