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Varoufakis Has Bad Dress Sense But He's No Crook, Tsipras Says

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Tsipras: Greece Was Ready If Talks With Creditors Failed

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras defended his former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, saying he may have strange dress sense but acted in the interests of his country.

“You can blame him all you want for his comments, for his political plans, for his bad taste in shirts, for his holidays on the island of Aegina,” Tsipras told lawmakers in Athens Friday. “But you can’t say that he is a crook, you can’t say that he stole the money of the Greek people, you can’t say that he had a secret plan to lead the country onto the rocks.”