On this day the United States President appealed for calm and called for the European Union not to proceed with its
pending "peacekeeping" operation in Greece.
Series II of Greece Starts The Rot: Greece Under Fire Part 10President Obama said "The United States will continue to encourage Europe to adopt policies of peace. I encourage the European Union not to resort to the military option.
"This will not be in the interests of the global community, while the military option will only ensure that Greece will be burdened with greater pain beyond imagining.
"I am acutely aware that the Greek people are living through an incredibly difficult period and that the United States will offer financial and humanitarian assistance were possible," concluded Obama.
In a similar fashion Australia, which has a large Greek community of close to 1 million citizens claiming such a heritage, raised the numerous issues along with Greece at the UN, whilst New Zealand in turn raised these same issues in the United Nations Security Council given its membership of that body.
New Zealand Ambassador Jim McLay put forward a motion demanding that the pending EU 'peacekeeping' intervention, amongst other related issues, be considered illegal whilst various sanctions should be put in place against any EU member who participated with the Eurocorps operations against Greece.
The arguments went long into the night, with Russia and the United States supporting the motion. Yet, even though Britain and China abstained on the matter, France vetoed the motion rendering it useless. Nevertheless it became very clear that, outside of the EU, there was no support for its pending actions against Greece.
European Union President Jean-Claude Juncker was delighted that France had used its veto power to protect the European Union in the UN. Juncker went onto argue that all legal steps had been taken and asserted that Greece was to blame for the Eurocorps option and not the EU.
Juncker then went further and said that "Whilst I welcome the American and Australian offer to help Greece with some type of donation, as a pledge to cover our losses, the EU would rather prefer these nations to seize all of Greece's assets in these nations, and hand them over to us, as that would be worth far more than what the two governments have offered to date".
Whilst there was no forthcoming comment from the Australian government, in respect to Juncker's request to seize Greek assets, the United States Secretary of State John Kerry made it very clear that there would be no cooperation with the EU on this matter.
Kerry said "The United States does not recognise the EU legitimacy in the matter. We have tried to act as an intermediator, even offered financial help to the parties involved, and yet we share with Greece the same unreasonable rebuttal for sincere negotiations.
"Given the President has spoken out against the military option, which the EU seems determined to pursue, the United States believes it cannot assist the offending party in something compounding mistake upon mistake".
In response of the international mood against the military option, Juncker pleaded with Greece not to resist the Eurocorps in order to ensure the peace.
"This is a peacekeeping mission to enforce the rule of law," reassured Juncker.
The Greek Prime Ministers Office offered no commit in reply.