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10 August, 2000
Greece's visiting military chief on Wednesday laid a wreath at the grave of Britain's slain defense attache to Athens, where he reiterated the Greek government's condolences and its determination to track down the perpetrators.
Gen. Manoussos Paragioudakis is currently on an official visit to the United Kingdom at the invitation of his British counterpart Gen. Sir Charles Guthrie.
Brig. Stephen Saunders was gunned down on an Athens highway in early June while he was driving alone in morning rush-hour traffic. The notorious urban terrorist group "November 17" claimed responsibility for the assassination the next day.
"We have all been deeply shocked by the murder of the British defense attache in Athens... on June 8 by the 'November 17' terrorist group. On this sad occasion I would like to reiterate the absolute determination of the Greek government to spare no efforts in order to bring those responsible to justice," Gen. Paragioudakis, the chief of the Greek armed forces' general staff, said during a brief address.
"To that effect, I wish to emphasize that the law enforcement agencies of both our countries are working very closely together and will continue to do so until our goal is achieved," he added.
Source: Athens News Agency