Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras again asked his country to say no to austerity in the referendum on Sunday and said that an assessment by the International Monetary Fund justified the government's position.
In a televised address on Friday, Tsipras said Greeks must "say no to ultimatums and division" and to vote in the July 5 referendum with a cool head.
Citing the IMF report released earlier in the day, which suggested that Greece required debt relief, Tsipras said it vindicated the government's call to reject austerity.
He also reiterated that a 'no' in the referendum does not mean Greece's exit from the euro and the European Union.
by RTT Staff Writer