US rejects Turkish actions in areas with potential Greek jurisdiction, Greek sources say
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Published on 02/11/2020 at 16:13

In a reply letter to Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo “emphasizes that the US ‘disapproves’ the ongoing Turkish research surveys in areas where Greece has potential jurisdiction,” say Greek diplomatic sources.

According to the latter, “the US Secretary of State, just a few days after sending a letter from Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias detailing Turkey’s latest illegal and provocative actions, stressed that ‘Greece is a pillar of stability in the region’ and reaffirmed the excellent level of bilateral relations between Greece and the USA.”

The same sources state that “in this letter, Mr. Pompeo underlines that the US ‘disapproves’ the ongoing Turkish research surveys in areas where Greece has potential jurisdiction.” He added that these unilateral actions only succeed in increasing tensions in the region and stresses that threats, intimidation and coercion efforts, as well as military activities, will not resolve tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean.

As is noted, the letter of the US Secretary of State was accepted with special satisfaction by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece, “as it is another confirmation of the law of the Greek positions.”

These diplomats place special importance to the fact that the US Foreign Minister “praises the position of Greece, which, as he characteristically states, wants the settlement of disputes through dialogue and is always based on International Law, pointing out that our country continues to take all necessary measures to avoid a hot incident.”

“Mr. Pompeo concludes by saying that the United States, like Greece, wants stability and prosperity in the Eastern Mediterranean, where cooperation will always be developed in accordance with international law,” the same sources conclude.

Source: CNA

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