"We made mistakes, there's no doubt about that," Yanis Varoufakis told CNN's Christiane Amanpour in his first international TV interview since stepping down earlier this month. "And I hold myself responsible for a number of them." "But the truth of the matter, Christiane, is that the very powerful troika of creditors were not interested in coming a sensible, honorable, mutually beneficial agreement," he said, referring to the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank, and the European Commission. "I think that close inspection is going to reveal the truth of what I am saying: They were far more interested in humiliating this government and overthrowing it, or at least making sure that it overthrows itself in terms of its policies, than they were interested in an agreement that would for instance ensure that they would get most of their money back." [CNN]
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