20 April, 2006
"The threat of the use of force is, for Greece, an unacceptable practice," Greek foreign ministry spokesman George Koumoutsakos stressed on Wednesday in reference to Iran's nuclear program.
At the same time, Koumoutsakos underlined that the decisions of the United Nations had to be upheld so that any action on the part of the international community had the required legitimacy.
Athens believes that all the possibilities for a peaceful resolution of the problem must first be exhausted, the spokesman added.
Koumoutsakos additionally pointed out that the five permanent UN Security Council members had agreed during a recent exchange of views on the issue that Iran should be given until April 28 to suspend its nuclear program.
Greece is currently one of the non-permanent members of the UN Security Council.
Source: Athens News Agency