12 June 1997
U.S. Department of State
Press Statement by Nicholas Burns/Spokesman
June 11, 1997
Greece: Counterterrorism Rewards Program Offers Renewed
The Government of the United States of America, as part of its efforts to work in close cooperation with the Government of Greece, is renewing its appeals to the Greek people for information regarding terrorist acts against American persons or property under the Counterterrorism Rewards Program. The program offers up to $2 million for information leading to the arrest and conviction of persons or groups who have committed terrorist acts against American individuals or property.
This program is part of the United States Government's continuing worldwide efforts, both domestic and international, to curtail terrorism and has been in effect in Greece since the law was passed in 1984. The Embassy and the Government of United States asks any person who may have knowledge of past of planned terrorist activities to contact the Embassy.
In the past 22 years, terrorist actions in Greece have resulted in the deaths of four Americans: Richard Welch, George Tsantes, William Nordeen, and Ronald Stewart, injuries to 28 other Americans, and a rocket attack on the Embassy compound in February 1996.
Persons with information about terrorist activities can contact the Embassy directly:
Telephone: 720-2490 or 729-4301
Mail: The Embassy of the United States
91 Vas. Sofias Avenue
101 60 Athens, Greece
In the United States, people may write to our post office box address:
P.O. Box 96781
Washington, DC 20090-6781 USA
or call: 1-800-HEROES-1 (1-800-437-6371)
More detailed information on the Counterterrorism Rewards Program can be obtained through the following internet address:
www.heroes.net or www.state.gov