Tsochat­zopou­los wants Simi­tis and Pa­pan­dreou to be called

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For­mer De­fense Min­is­ter Akis Tsochat­zopou­los, un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion for al­legedly ac­cept­ing bribes dur­ing the pur­chase of four Ger­man sub­marines for the Hel­lenic Navy, has asked the par­lia­men­tary com­mit­tee prob­ing the af­fair to call all the mem­bers of the po­lit­i­cal and mil­i­tary coun­cil that ap­proved the deal, in­clud­ing cur­rent Prime Min­is­ter Ge­orge Pa­pan­dreou, who was then for­eign min­is­ter, and for­mer Premier Costas Simi­tis, to give ev­i­dence. Other mem­bers of the Gov­ern­ment Coun­cil for For­eign Af­fairs and De­fense (KYSEA) that sat be­tween 1998 and 2000, when the deal was rub­ber-stamped, in­clude cur­rent Deputy Prime Min­is­ter Theodoros Pan­ga­los and sev­eral serv­ing mem­bers of PASOK, from which Tsochat­zopou­los has been ex­pelled. The for­mer min­is­ter also asked for copies of all the doc­u­ments the com­mit­tee has col­lected so he can pre­pare to face the MPs on Tues­day.

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