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Greek Government Denies Plans to Cut Defense Spending

The Associated Press

This story originally appeared at Reuters:

The Greek government said on Wednesday it had no plans to cut defence spending, appearing to contradict a letter sent by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to creditors a day earlier offering to “reduce the expenditure ceiling for military spending”.

Tsipras’ office issued a one-sentence statement saying: “There is not, there was not and there will never be a proposal by the Greek government to cut defense spending.”

It appeared to be a response to Greek media reports that the junior partner in Tsipras’ ruling coalition, led by Defence Minister Panos Kammenos, was angry at the concession made in a last-ditch bid to salvage a bailout deal.

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