Kam­menos wants to waive im­mu­nity

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De­fense Min­is­ter Panos Kam­menos in­formed Par­lia­ment Speaker Nikos Vout­sis yes­ter­day of his in­ten­tion to send him a let­ter say­ing he is will­ing to tes­tify as a “nor­mal cit­i­zen” and not make use of his im­mu­nity as an MP in the case in­volv­ing the at­tempted sale of 300,000 anti-tank shells to Saudi Ara­bia.

The move by Kam­menos, who is also the leader of ju­nior coali­tion part­ner In­de­pen­dent Greeks, came af­ter a Supreme Court pros­e­cu­tor sent Par­lia­ment the case file.

The court probe had been or­dered af­ter op­po­si­tion par­ties claimed that Kam­menos tried to il­le­gally in­volve a mid­dle­man in a deal that the Saudis wanted to ne­go­ti­ate di­rectly with Athens.

Ac­cord­ing to Greek law, a Par­lia­ment in­ves­ti­gat­ing com­mit­tee can be set up to probe the ac­tions of a min­is­ter if at least 30 law­mak­ers re­quest it.

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