07 April, 2008
Asked a recent bevy of press articles and speculation over a joint Greek-Israeli air force exercise south of Crete, Koumoutsakos flatly rejected any notion that the maneuvers served as training for a possible strike by Israel against Iranian targets.
He reiterated that the training exercise is part of framework of bilateral agreements between Greece and Israel, all included in a relevant memorandum of cooperation signed by the two countries.
"There is absolutely no relation to what has been written," he added.
Source: Athens News Agency