Greece says considering U.S. request to deny airspace to Russia for aid flights

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Posted: Sep 07, 2015 6:41 AM

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece received a request from the United States to deny Russia the use of Greek airspace for aid flights to Syria, a spokesman for the foreign ministry in Athens said on Monday.

The spokesman said the request was being examined.

Russian newswire RIA Novosti earlier said Greece had refused the U.S. request, citing a diplomatic source.

(Reporting by Renee Maltezou; Writing by John Stonestreet; Editing by Catherine Evans)