Ali Shamkhani met with Greek PM Alexis Tsipras on Monday evening after his meeting with the Leader of the Islamic Revolution. Mr. Tsipras is visiting Tehran along with a delegation.
Shamkhani believed that both countries would grasp the opportunities provided by implementation of JCPOA and to engage in more constructive relations including in energy, tourism, and shipping; “Greece, as an EU member state could play a significant role as an effective watching country over EU members of 5+1 in their commitment to JCPOA obligations,” Mr. Shamkhani told Greek PM. “Greece is on the frontlines of the migrant crisis which begins in Syria and Iraq, and clearly feels the calamities and consequences of inaccurate policies of some countries in the region and their western allies in fully supporting terrorism.”
Shamkhani deemed sending military to Syria a grave miscalculation which would have dire consequences; “any deployment to Syria of military ground forces which has not any official permits and consent of Syrian government would be seen as unwanted for intervention and would backlash, with probable impacts being fully fathomable,” he emphasized.