The source told about the plans of Greece and the USA on military base in Crete
ATHENS, 24 Jun — RIA Novosti, Gennady Melnik. The Ministry of national defense of Greece considers it appropriate to extend for 10 years the agreement with the USA on an American military base in Court on Crete, told RIA Novosti source in the Greek defense Ministry.
Naval base in Court is one of the main strongholds of the naval forces of the USA and NATO in the Eastern Mediterranean. The agreement may be renewed annually on the basis of the adoption by Parliament of the corresponding law.
“We believe that the agreement is one year, ten years will attract more investment,” — said the Agency interlocutor. According to him, the Court could be organized a permanent base of us special forces — Navy seals (Navy SEAL). Now in Court continually the training of the seals.
As said the interlocutor of the Agency, and discussed the transfer of forces and means of NATO and the US airbase in Incirlik in Turkey, but this is a complex issue. “We are interested in the output of the Incirlik base, since it would weaken Turkey and undermine its position,” the source said.
“Germany, which because of the conflict with Turkey is withdrawing its military from Incirlik, plans to transfer them to Jordan”, he reminded and added that the American aircraft based at Incirlik could be transferred to Karpathos.
Accommodation in Greece of U.S. nuclear weapons, which, according to the press, Turkey is excluded, the source said. “It is not even discussed. It’s absolutely possible,” he said.
Incirlik air base is one of the main bases of the US and NATO in the region. According to information from open sources, the air base is loaded with nuclear weapons. At Incirlik based aircraft of the international coalition headed by the USA, involved in air operations against Islamic state (a terrorist organization banned in Russia).
Turkey on the background of aggravation of relations with the United States and the European Union stated that it may deny the U.S. military access to the air base if Washington would cooperate with the Kurdish “people’s protection Units” (YPG) and the “Democratic Union” (PYD) in the framework of the operation against the militants.