12 August, 2003
WASHINGTON 12/08/2003 (ANA – T. Ellis)
U.S. State Department spokesman Philip Reeker on Monday directed journalists to study the recent U.S. report entitled “Patterns on Global Terrorism”, when asked to comment on the recent report of the New York Times concerning Greece, among other countries.
Speaking in response to a question that concerned the same NYT report on activities of Al Qaida in Greece, Reeker also referred to the U.S. State Department report, saying that those positions express the U.S. government’s stance, while he referred the question on the safety conditions of the Athens airport to the FAA.
Last week the New York Times published a report that claimed that the terrorist organization Al Qaida was active in the region of Greece, which, a position however not shared by the U.S. State Department report on Greece, while the same report lauded efforts of the Greek government in combating terrorism.
Source: Athens News Agency