After Israel, Greek PM Tsipras to open up to Iran

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Iranian Vice-President Eshagh Jahangiri during a welcome ceremony in Tehran, Iran, February 8, 2016.

Tel Aviv is certainly not happy about any openings to Tehran, however, it is pragmatic enough to realise that it cannot avoid the current dynamic


Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras paid a visit to Iran to boost political and economic relations, including energy.

“Tsipras’ visit to Tehran is an attempt by Greece to open up to a regional power, a big market and a potential energy supplier for the EU,” Constantinos Filis, director of research at Institute of International Relations, told New Europe in Athens on February 9.

Last month, during a visit of Iran's Deputy Oil Minister Amir Hossein Zamaninia to Athens, Greek refiner Hellenic...


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