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iakovos LIMITED OFFICIAL USE PAGE 01 ATHENS 04600 201602Z 47 ACTION EUR-12 INFO OCT-01 ISO-00 EURE-00 CIAE-00 DODE-00 PM-03 H-02 INR-07 L-03 NSAE-00 NSC-05 PA-01 PRS-01 SP-02 SS-15 USIA-06 /058 W ———– 114882 P 201500Z JUN 75 FM AMEMBASSY ATHENS TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 9259 LIMITED OFFICIAL USE ATHENS 4600 E.O. 11652: N/A TAGS: PFOR, GRSUBJECT: SUIT FILED AGAINST ARCHBISHOP IAKOVOS CHARGING HE COLLABORATED WITH THE JUNTA 1. THE MAJORITY OF ATHENS MORNING AND AFTERNOON NEWS- PAPERS ON JUNE 20 REPORTED THAT CHARGES HAVE BEEN FILED WITH THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY OF THE ATHENS COURT OF MIS- DEMEANORS AGAINST ARCHBISHOP IAKOVOS AS AN ACCOMPLICE IN HIGH TREASON, AS A COLLABORATOR OF THE JUNTA, AS CIA AGENT, ETC. ACCORDING TO THE REPORTS, TWO GREEK- AMERICANS RESIDENT IN CHICAGO INITIATED THIS SUIT AND HAVE MADE SPECIFIC SUGGESTIONS AS TO WITNESSES WHO SHOULD BE CALLED TO TESTIFY AGAINST IAKOVOS, A LIST WHICH INCLUDES AT LEAST FOUR MEMBERS OF THE GREEK PARLIAMENT.2. THE ACCUSATIONS LEVIED AGAINST THE ARCHBISHOP.. INCLUDE THAT HE UTILIZED THE GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH OF AMERICA FOR “UNLAWFUL AND SELFISH PURPOSES”; THAT HE HAD OFFERED HOSPITALITY TO “EMISSARIES, AGENTS AND PROPAGANDISTS” OF THE JUNTA; AND THAT HE HAD ACCEPTED MONEY FROM SUCH PERSONS. THE CHARGE WAS ALSO MADE THAT BOTH “OFFICIALLY AND BEHIND THE SCENES” HE HAD UNDERMINED DEMONSTRATIONS IN SUPPORT LIMITED OFFICIAL USE LIMITED OFFICIAL USE PAGE 02 ATHENS 04600 201602Z OF CYPRUS WHILE AT THE SAME TIME RETAINING FOR HIMSELF FUNDS RAISED TO AID CYPRUS.
3. THE SPECIFIC ALLEGATIONS WAS MAKE THAT IN THE COURSE OF A PURPORTED INTERVIEW WITH APOYEVMATINI IN 1968, IN RESPONSE TO A QUESTION WHETHER HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE CIA, HE ALLEGEDLY REPLIED: “IT IS TRUE AND I AM VERY PROUD OF THAT. I HAVE WORKED FOR THE CIA EVERY TIME IT WAS REQUESTED OF ME. IT IS NO SHAME FOR ONE TO WORK FOR HIS COUNTRY. I HAVE WORKED FOR THE USA AS I HAVE WORKED FOR THE UNION OF THE CHURCHES.”4. WHILE PLAY GIVEN THIS REPORT IN THE MORNING PRESS WAS SOMEWHAT RESTRAINED (WITH EXCEPTION OF COMMUNIST PAPERS), AFTERNOON PRESS GAVE SOMEWHAT MORE PROMINENT TREATMENT TO IT WITH ATHINAIKI PRESENTING IT ON PAGE ONE ALONG WITH PHOTOGRAPH OF THE ARCHBISHOP. KUBISCH LIMITED OFFICIAL USE NNN.
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GREEK-TURKISH AEGEAN TENSIONS: COMMENTS BY ARCHBISHOP IAKOVOSDate:1976 September 6, 06:09 (Monday). ID:1976STATE220731_b. Original Classification:SECRET
1. ARCHBISHOP IAKOVOS ARRIVED IN ATHENS A WEEK AGO AND IS RETURNING TO NEW YORK SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH. WHILE IN GREECE HE HAS TALKED MANY TIMES TO PRIME MINISTER CARAMANLIS, PRESIDENT TSATSOS, DEFENSE MINISTER AVEROFF, AND MANY OTHER TOP GREEK GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND PROMINENT PERSONALITIES IN THIS COUNTRY, MOST OF WHOM HE HAS KNOWN INTIMATELY FOR A LONG TIME.
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I MYSELF HAVE MET PRIVATELY WITH HIM THREE TIMES AT HIS REQUEST.2. ARCHBISHOP IAKOVOS HAS BEEN HERE DURING A PERIOD OF INTENSE ACTIVITY IN AN EFFORT TO DEAL WITH RENEWED TENSIONS AND DANGERS IN THE AEGEAN AS A RESULT OF THE SISMIK’S JUST ANNOUNCED NEW PROGRAM OF OPERATIONS AND RESEARCH. ALTHOUGH THE OFFICIAL GREEK GOVERNMENT AND GENERAL PUBLIC REACTION TO THESE DEVELOPMENTS HAS BEEN MUTED AND GREATLY RESTRAINED, BEHIND THE SCENESTHERE HAS BEEN DEEP BITTERNESS AND ANGER. ARCHBISHOP IAKOVOS ASSURES ME — AND I BELIEVE HIM — THAT HE HAS SOUGHT TO PLAY A CONSTRUCTIVE ROLE IN HELPING TO MODERATE THE REACTION IN GREECE AND TO MINIMIZE THE DIRECTION OF ANY GREEK BITTERNESS OR ANGER AGAINST THE U.S.3. THE ARCHBISHOP INDICATED TO ME THAT HE WANTS TO AVOID ANY APPEARANCE OF BECOMING INVOLVED IN THE DOMESTIC, POLITICAL PROCESS OR CAMPAIGNS IN THE U.S. HOWEVER, I HAVE THE IMPRESSION THAT HE IS DEFINITELY SYMPATHETIC TO THE PRESIDENT AND WHAT WE HAVE BEEN TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH. WHILE I DO NOT BELIEVE HE WILL TAKE ANY INITIATIVE ON HIS RETURN TO THE U.S. TO CONTACT ANYONE IN THE WHITE HOUSE OR THE DEPARTMENT, I FEEL CERTAIN HE WOULD BE MOST RECEPTIVE TO AN INITIATIVE FROM WASHINGTON AND WOULD READILY MAKE HIMSELFAVAILABLE FOR A MEETING, ON WHATEVER BASIS WAS DESIRED, TO DISCUSS HIS IMPRESSIONS OF THIS WEEK’S VISIT TO GREECE. AS A MINIMUM, IF HE IS NOT ASKED TO COME TO WASHINGTON I SHOULD THINK AN APPROPRIATE DEPARTMENT OFFICER COULD BE OFFERED TO DEBRIEF HIM IN NEW YORK. KUBISCH UNQUOTE ROBINSON
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