"What they're doing with Greece has a name – terrorism," the blunt-spoken Varoufakis told the Spanish daily. "What Brussels and the troika want today is for the 'yes' (vote) to win so they could humiliate the Greeks," he added.

"Why did they force us to close the banks? To instil fear in people. And spreading fear is called terrorism," Varoufakis said, referring to the IMF, European Central Bank and European Union.

After failing to reach a deal with its creditors last weekend on an extension of its bailout programme Greece's radical leftist government closed the country's banks and imposed capital controls until July 6.

He cited that whatever the result of tomorrow's vote, in which the government is calling for a 'no' vote, the banks would reopen and Athens would end up reaching an accord with its creditors. "Europe needs an agreement, Greece needs an agreement, meaning we will reach an agreement," he asserted, reiterating a pledge to resign if the 'yes' vote carried the day.

The flamboyant economist, who has become one of Europe's most recognisable politicians in the few short months since he took office, also repeated that the 'troika' of creditors wanted to 'humiliate Greeks' and make them an example of what not to do for other countries, like Spain, where radical left-wing parties are on the march.

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