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U.S. senators briefed on embassy attack in Greece

U.S. senators briefed on embassy attack in Greece

A group of U.S. senators was briefed Monday on a Jan. 12 rocket attack on the American embassy in Athens, and thanked the government for its response.
No one was hurt in the attack claimed by a far-left Greek militant group Revolutionary Struggle, whose members fired a rocket propelled grenade at the embassy and damaged a restroom on the third floor of the building.
"When we're attacked, we feel that Greece is attacked. So we appreciate so much the response of your government to the recent incident against our embassy," Gordon Smith, the Oregon Republican, said after meeting Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis.
The seven senators met Sunday with Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis.
The senators also discussed political developments in the Balkans, the continued division of Cyprus and ongoing fighting in Afghanistan, where a small Greek contingent is part of the international military force there.
Greece last week ruled out sending more troops to that force.
"We have historic ties, economic ties, we have family ties. We never want that to stop. We rely on Greece for advice and help in this area," Leahy said.


Updated : 2021-04-12 11:44 GMT+08:00