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Greek development minister calls on nation to reject bailout deal in July 5 referendum

  • Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras waves and smiles as he arrives at Maximos Mansion in Athens, Friday, June 26, 2015. The bitter standoff between Greece and its international creditors was extended into the weekend, just days before Athens has to meet a crucial debt deadline which could decide whether it goes bankrupt and gets kicked out of the euro currency club.(AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

    Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras waves and smiles as he arrives at Maximos Mansion in Athens, Friday, June 26, 2015. The bitter standoff between Greece and its international creditors was extended into the weekend, just days before Athens has to meet a crucial debt deadline which could decide whether it goes bankrupt and gets kicked out of the euro currency club.(AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)  (The Associated Press)

  • Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras gestures as he leaves an EU summit in Brussels on Friday, June 26, 2015. EU leaders, in a second day of meetings, discussed migration, the Greek bailout and European defense. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras gestures as he leaves an EU summit in Brussels on Friday, June 26, 2015. EU leaders, in a second day of meetings, discussed migration, the Greek bailout and European defense. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)  (The Associated Press)

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a final media conference after an EU summit in Brussels on Friday, June 26, 2015. EU leaders, in a second day of meetings, discussed migration, the Greek bailout and European defense. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a final media conference after an EU summit in Brussels on Friday, June 26, 2015. EU leaders, in a second day of meetings, discussed migration, the Greek bailout and European defense. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)  (The Associated Press)

Greece's development minister is urging the nation to vote against the country's bailout deal with international creditors in a July 5 referendum.

Panayiotis Lafazanis says Greeks will answer "with a resounding no" in the vote.

Lafazanis spoke early Saturday, after an emergency cabinet meeting during which Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced his intention to call the referendum.