15 July, 2008
U.S. Senator Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine), who is of Greek origin, has asked, in a letter sent to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, from the Bush administration to eventually recognise the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) under a name which will be the result of UN-sponsored negotiations between Greece and the landlocked republic, for the finding of a solution to the latter country's "name issue".
The U.S. senator also criticises the Bush administration for its untimely recognition of FYROM under its present constitutional name -which Greece objects to invoking irredentist designs on the part of its norhern neighbour against its northern province Macedonia- and requests from Rice that Washington encourage the FYROM government to put an end to its irredentist actions and collaborate in a constructive manner with Greece towards finding a solution.
Source: Athens News Agency