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French DM: No message to NATO from Greece vote

Monday, July 06, 2015 - 01:02

French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drain said, ''It would be a very bad analysis to think that the vote in Greece is againt NATO.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drain meeting with U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter in Washington Monday (July 6) said that there was no message on Greece's role in NATO in the 'NO' vote that took place in Greece on Sunday. "As to Greece, it would be a very bad analysis to think that the vote in Greece is against NATO," he said. "It was never mentioned, on either side." He said, "The Greek authorities are at the seat of the Atlantic Alliance, and we met our Greek colleague a few days ago in Brussels, so a no vote is not at all a vote against the Alliance. " Greeks overwhelmingly rejected conditions of a rescue package from creditors on Sunday (July 5), throwing the future of the country's euro zone membership into further doubt and deepening a standoff with lenders.

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French DM: No message to NATO from Greece vote

Monday, July 06, 2015 - 01:02