ND tables Parliament question over deal to sell ammunition, ordnance to Saudi Arabia

Monday, 13 November 2017 18:19
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Main opposition New Democracy (ND) party on Monday demanded that the relevant Greek defense and foreign affairs ministers provide documentation to Parliament regarding a controversial contract to sell surplus military ammunition and ordnance to Saudi Arabia.

The development comes a week after the issue first arose, with the opposition charging, among others, that the deal had been facilitated via a shady middleman and outside the margins of a government-to-government agreement.

The center-right opposition party also cited what it called DM Panos Kammenos' "insulting" references to Greece's consul general in Riyadh and a lack of any endorsed documents in the "paper trail" leading from Saudi Arabia to Athens.

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