Gratitude and Misgivings

In his first interview after being sworn in, Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou had mixed emotions about the U.S. and its relationship to the Greece he will govern. Excerpts from his session with TIME Rome Bureau Chief Wilton Wynn and Athens Reporter Mirka Gondicas:

On the U.S. bases in Greece. Foreign bases are not proper for our territory. We don't want to get involved in a holocaust that is not of our making. But I will not close the U.S. bases unilaterally. We want to work on a timetable for their removal, mutually agreed upon. [Meanwhile,] those bases are American and of necessity...

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