Greece Allegedly Denies U.S. Request to Close Airspace for Russian Aid to Syria


1026663918Athens has allegedly denied a U.S. request to close airspace to Russian aircraft that would transport humanitarian aid to Syria, according to a Sputnik report.

According to the news agency report, citing as a source an anonymous Greek diplomat, Moscow has requested and received Athens’ permission to conduct flights to transport humanitarian aid to Syria in the period from September 1 to September 24.

“On Saturday, U.S. Embassy [in Athens] appealed to the Greek government with a request to prohibit the flights of Russian aircraft in the FIR Athens. The Greek government refused to do so, in order not to worsen relations with Russia,” the source told Russian state news agency RIA Novosti.

Greece’s foreign affairs ministry did not confirm or deny the report.


  1. All they have to do is give the Greeks 5 billion in credit and they will share it with Puttie and we can share the airspace and runways…done deal, high level international politics..Ain’t we great?

  2. American President Obama thinks its acceptable for Iran to have nuclear weapons but not for Russians to provide humanitarian assistance. Does he believe these victims of civil-religious war do not deserve assistance or he wants to hasten their migration to Europe and North America. To have elected this man twice demonstrates how fast and far the people of this former superpower have devolved. I suppose “Migrants” in the US will be living off the dole just like their relatives in Europe and who can blame them when the borders are a porous as Europe’s and governments just as corrupt. My last trip to Washington DC Arabic was unquestionably the second language.

  3. Arabic, the second language in the USA? I sometimes wonder if people that write such extraordinary things really believe them, or if they are just ignorant and uneducated.

  4. Please Cretan you are no world traveler just an overgrown kid trying to sound important by being argumentative. I was in DC three weeks ago Arabic, Korean and English were the prominent languages.

  5. “Arabic, Korean and English”

    so what? the US is a melting pot of immigrants to include over 1 million with Greek decent, some of who speak both English and Greek

    hispanic is the second largest language in the USA

  6. and the conclusion of your comment is….? I stated a fact in my response not sure where you are on yours. Explain please.

  7. Well in Greece Greek tends is the dominate language, certainly in Athens. I presume it is the same where you live. Generally immigrants try to assimilate into the culture of their adopted country.However in major cities in France, Canada and the US to name a few, Arabs resist joining the “melting pot” preferring to speak only Arab and respect only their laws. Now attempt that in their country as a resident and see how long you last. A nation cannot survive with it’s people treated as separate but equal.

  8. Well yes of course, how many do you understand? My Grandparents spoke five; Greek, Turkish, French, English and Russian out of necessity. Today the average European comprehends two maybe three languages. The average American in their 30s because of the deplorable education system and pop culture environment is barely understandable unless they communicate by text using their ridiculous phone-toys. Even then with nearly undecipherable code it is all but a useless effort.

  9. I speak Greek when I’m in the US as well as English just like these “evil” Arabs speak both languages

    The US, the epitome if different cultures and languages, is doing just fine relatively speaking

    “preferring to speak only Arab and respect only their laws” this is not true. sorry it is not

    There are places in Astoria, where people speak no English and everything is in Greek. do you have a problem with that