27 November, 2003
National Defense Minister Yiannos Papantoniou on Wednesday said that his ministry was compiling a catalogue of persons and resources available in all EU, NATO and third countries and is cooperating with their intelligence agencies to confront any kind of threat.
Speaking to state television station ''NET'' on the contribution of the Greek Armed Forces to the security of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, he also said that NATO AWACS planes manned by Greek officers will participate in the Games security network.
He reiterated that some 10,000 men and women of the Armed Forces will participate in the security of the Games and a special team of 200 cadres was assembled to confront any nuclear, biological or chemical threat.
In earlier statements, Papantoniou had said that the security of the Games is the exclusive responsibility of the Greek Police and secondly of the Greek Armed Forces.
Source: Athens News Agency