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Iran Furious With Greece Over Support for Soleimani Killing

The Greek Foreign Ministry confirmed on Saturday that Iran has lodged a formal diplomatic complaint, or démarche, against Athens over Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis' support for the US' killing of General Qasem Soleimani last week. Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias confirmed...

Greece Misses Chance to Capitalize on Iran Crisis at Trump Meeting

The meeting between Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House on Tuesday has left many Greeks uncertain whether the much-advertised event will be beneficial for Greece in regard to Turkey's recent continuous provocations. The...

The Naval Base at Souda, Crete: Strategic Asset or Source of Danger for Greece?

At a time when tensions between the United States and Iran are escalating dangerously, the strategic importance of Souda Naval Base on Crete is coming under the spotlight once again. Formally known as ''Naval Support Activity, Souda Bay,'' this facility, located...

Iran Attacks US Bases in Iraq in Retaliation for Suleimani Killing

The widely-anticipated Iranian retaliation against the US for the killing of top general Qassem Suleimani started in the early hours of Wednesday, as Tehran launched more than a dozen missiles at Iraqi bases hosting US and coalition troops. Al-Asad Airbase...

Athens Takes Emergency Security Measures Amid Rising US-Iran Tensions

Greek authorities have strengthened security measures in American and Israeli-related places in the country, following the dramatic escalation of tensions between Washington and Tehran. This comes after the murder of Iranian major-general Qasem Soleimani by the American army in Baghdad,...

The Reason Iranians Do Not Pronounce the Greek PM's Given Name

A very strange yet funny coincidence became public on social media recently by a few people, who speak Persian, the official language of Iran. Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the newly-elected Conservative Prime Minister of Greece, became globally known on July 7th, when...

Mystery Deepens Over Destination of Iranian Tanker Originally Bound for Greece

An Iranian tanker pursued by the US is no longer on record as being bound for either Greece or Turkey, shipping data showed on Monday. The oil tanker Adrian Darya 1, formerly called the Grace 1, was released from detention...

Greece Decides it Will Not Assist Iranian Oil Tanker After US Warning

The re-named Iranian oil tanker "Adrian Darya 1," originally the "Grace 1" Greece will not help the Iranian tanker suspected of carrying oil to Syria, which is now headed for the port of Kalamata, Deputy Foreign Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis stated on Wednesday. The...