The leader of the Communist Party of Greece (KPD) Dimitris Kutsumbas reiterated that there are American nuclear weapons on the territory of Greece, and the government opens new foreign military bases.
In the summer of 2017, the KPG body of the newspaper Rizospastis wrote that an aerodrome was being prepared for receiving nuclear weapons in Araxos on the Peloponnese. These reports provoked sharp public outcry. Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias stated that there is no topic of storing nuclear weapons in Greece. Refuted these reports and the source of RIA Novosti in the Ministry of National Defense. At the same time, according to the military-diplomatic source of RIA Novosti, Washington through NATO structures is trying to advance the decision to deploy nuclear weapons in Europe, the US would like to do this until 2020.
The issue was again discussed in connection with the missile attack of the United States, Britain and France on Syria, and mass anti-war demonstrations are held daily in Greece.
"We have a government that implements a policy that is yesMen, yes, in relations with the Americans, especially the US, but also with the EU and NATO, which filled the whole of Greece with NATO camps and bases," Kutsumbas said in an interview. TV channel Antenna.
"Now we have not only the courts (the US military base in Crete - ed.), We have the Araksos with nuclear weapons, we have Aktio, all this is expanding." We have Larissa, where unmanned aerial vehicles are stationed, we have a new the US helicopter base in Alexandroupolis in order to control the Bosporus straits, the NATO army was deployed in the Eastern Aegean Sea in the guise of fighting the flow of refugees, "the party leader said.
"Now we have a new base on the island of Syros, and we are getting ready, as we know, to sign an agreement with the US on mooring American warships," he continued.
According to Kutsumbas, because of all this, "rage and resentment combined with all the problems that people and young people face" in the years of crisis are accumulating.
He called a symbolic action the attempt of demonstrators to dump a monument to "the most hated" US President Harry Truman, who gave the order to drop nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and destroyed 200 thousand people.
The KKE leader also recalled that Napalm was first used in Greece against the Greek people.
On Monday, participants in the anti-war demonstration tried to demolish the monument to Truman, installed in the center of Athens as a token of "gratitude for the adoption of the Marshall Doctrine." Protesters threw a rope on a bronze statue and tried to dump it. The police used tear gas and batons.