Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Iran, Greece top Biden's trip agenda

The Hill
November 30, 2011

Turkey’s help in halting Iran’s nuclear ambitions and the Greek economic crisis will be among the issues discussed in coming days when Vice President Joseph Biden huddles with leaders of those Aegean nations.

Biden is set to spend several days in Turkey and Greece. The White House said Monday the aim of the trip is to ensure Washington’s relationships with those nations remain strong.

The Aegean visit comes as Western leaders continue to search for a way to keep the Greek economy from failing, and as Turkey takes an even more important role in ending Iran nuclear program and ensuring stability in Iraq.

Tony Blinken, national security adviser to Biden, told reporters on a Monday conference call that the Turkey-Greece trip is “part of a continuum” with both nations.


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