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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (R) and Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou shake hands while speaking to the media after a meeting at the State Department on March 8, 2010 in Washington, DC. Prime Minister Papandreou and Secretary Clinton spoke about relations between Greece and the United States and the current economic situation in Greece. Tomorrow the Prime Minister is scheduled to meet with President Barack Obama. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images North America)
~The United States says Greece is not looking for any specific help from Washington in solving its financial crisis. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton spoke Monday after she discussed the crisis with Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou. The Prime Minister says Greece is exploring ways within the European Union of improving Greece’s borrowing prospects.
Clinton said: “Neither the prime minister nor Greece has asked the United States for anything.”
But both officials said they discussed the need for major economies to implement financial reform and clamp down on speculators. Greece blames speculators for exasperating Greece’s financial problems and benefiting from a decline in the euro.
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