A deal to avert a looming Greek bankruptcy seemed to raise more questions than answers among international commentators amid a public rift between two of Athens' key creditors: the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and euro zone leaders.
Immediate debt relief is at the crux of the issue. The IMF is pushing for measures to pare Greece's mountainous debt pile but euro zone finance ministers are reluctant, fearful that it would create a precedent and reduce the pressure on Athens to implement reforms.
At Wednesday's agreement, which granted Greece $11.48 billion in fresh loans to pay off debts that start maturing in July, ministers said they would only consider debt relief measures in 2018 "if needed."
Signs of tensions then surfaced at a Wednesday news conference, as IMF European department director Poul Thomsen noted that the organization wasn't fully on board with the new deal, hinting that its future role as a creditor wasn't confirmed.
The euro zone must detail exactly what debt relief measures it is prepared to take in 2018, he said, adding that "we [the IMF] will need to assess the adequacy of the measures, and we will only go ahead if there is an assessment that they are adequate."
In response, German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble said Thomsen "was probably tired" when he made those remarks, according to media reports.
Many expect the friction to persist.