Italian diplomat’s automobile torched in Athens – POLITICO

Arsonists destroyed a automobile utilized by a senior Italian diplomat in Athens, prompting Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni to precise her “profound concern.”


Italian authorities mentioned the official on the Italian embassy is Susanna Schlein, a profession diplomat and the sister of the outstanding Italian lawmaker Elly Schlein.

One automobile was destroyed, whereas a second car suffered restricted injury, when a crude incendiary system exploded within the storage of the diplomat’s residence within the early morning on Friday within the storage of the diplomat’s home in a northern suburb of Athens. Nobody was damage within the incident.

Meloni supplied solidarity to the official and expressed “profound concern” and “sympathy.” The assault “was in all probability anarchist in origin,” she added in a press release.

“I’m following the matter with the utmost consideration,” Meloni mentioned.

The assault was condemned by Italian Overseas Minister Antonio Tajani. “I referred to as Susanna Schlein to precise my solidarity,” he tweeted.

Tajani, who is predicted within the Greek capital on Friday for the gathering of the European Individuals’s Social gathering, mentioned he would meet with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and go to the Italian embassy.

No group has thus far claimed duty for the assault. It follows protests by Greek anarchist teams in help of a jailed Italian anarchist militant, Alfredo Cospito, who’s on starvation strike protesting towards jail circumstances.

Greece’s Overseas Ministry condemned the assault. “This unacceptable and reprehensible motion will on no account disturb the wonderful relations and the long-standing bonds of friendship between Greece and its accomplice and ally, Italy,” the ministry mentioned in a press release.

The Italian Overseas Ministry mentioned in a press release that it was awaiting the outcomes of a “thorough police investigation” and expressed its full solidarity and help to their colleague.

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