Greek defense minister says WWII reparation claims from Germany based on 'stunning evidence'

Greece's defense minister says the country has obtained "stunning evidence" to support its massive claims for World War II reparations from Germany.

Panos Kammenos, in remarks made at the ministry Monday and published Tuesday, said Greece had obtained records held by the U.S. military that review the extent of damage to private and public property during the Nazi occupation.

On Sunday, Deputy Finance Minister Dimitris Mardas told a parliament committee that private and state reparation claims from Greece were worth a staggering 278.7 billion euros ($302 billion).

Germany says it has already settled its reparations to Greece in a post-war agreement. The current spat over reparations has added to tensions between the two countries over Greece's troubled bailout repayments.