The Interview

Greek Prime Minister on FRANCE 24: Iranian oil tanker 'not headed for Greece'

Ahead of his meeting today with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Élysée, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis sat down with FRANCE 24 to talk about some of the pressing issues confronting his newly-elected government. He affirms that the Iranian oil tanker detained for a month in Gibraltar and that has sparked a diplomatic row "is not headed for Greece". Click on the player above to watch the exclusive interview.


In this interview, Premier Mitsotakis affirms that the Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya 1, which is at the centre of a diplomatic row between Iran and Washington, "is not headed for Greece", despite Refinitiv ship tracking data earlier reporting that the vessel was headed for Kalamata in Greece. “We have not received a request for it to dock in a Greek port," Mitsotakis said.

The prime minister also broaches his government plans for turning the page on Greece’s past economic woes by promoting investments, gaining support for a new agreement with Greece’s creditors after years of crippling austerity and tackling the ongoing issue of illegal immigration.

>> Watch our webdocumentary: "Greece’s tale of two crisis, a migrant emergency in an age of austerity”

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