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‘I feel absolutely safe in Greece,’ U.S. envoy says January 16, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Greece News, Politics.

U.S. Ambassador to Athens Charlies Ries, speaking in an exclusive interview with the state NET national television network on Tuesday, said he is absolutely satisfied with cooperation with the Greek authorities to resolve the terrorist attack on the U.S. embassy last Friday and stressed that he feels absolutely safe in Greece in representing his country and will continue to travel and do his work as best as he can.

He also referred to investigations to detect the perpetrators, that are taking place under the supervision of the Greek authorities.

“We must always be prepared and in a state of vigilance for the possibility of terrorism. Unfortunately, in our era it is a reality in the lives of all. The American embassies in particular are targets all over the world. We are in a state of continuous and increased alert,” he said.

Ries said that being a diplomat and not an investigator, he cannot assess whether the perpetrators are usual suspects from the past, stressing that he feels that nothing must be ruled out.

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