George Tsipras: The defense of the country is not an end in itself!

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The position that the defense of the country is not an end in itself (!) stated in Parliament George Tsipras, Head of Defense of SYRIZA. During the discussion on the ratification of the agreement on the Belharra frigates, Mr. Tsipras even claimed that in the face of the recent objections of the Turkish Foreign Minister with which he questioned our sovereignty over the islands, ΅ “the State Department’s response referred to our sovereignty on the islands, but did not make the slightest hint of the islands’ right to defense. “

In particular, the head of the Defense Department of the official opposition, said among other things in its placement:

“There is no shield if the country goes bankrupt, if it is subject to new memoranda and deprived of its financial independence. There is no shield when the people are subject to economic suffocation and unfortunately we are back in this situation, when the next budgets for many years will be burdened with huge demands of military spending, perhaps because Mr. Mitsotakis wants to pretend to be the national leader today. The issue of foreign policy and security policy is what the country’s defense must serve»And added: “The defense of the country is not an end in itself. Recently, very recently, opposite statements by Tsavousoglou and other former Turkish officials who not only challenge the right of defense in the Eastern Aegean islands, but also challenge national sovereignty over the islands. His answer State Department they referred to our sovereignty over the islands, but did not make the slightest hint of the islands’ right to defense. ”

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