Foreign Minister Amazed at Predecessor’s Comments

Minister for Foreign Affairs Össur Skarphédinsson says he is amazed at the comment by his predecessor and former chair of the Social Democratic Alliance, Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir, that she had not borne any responsibility for the banking collapse because those issues had not been her domain.

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Former PM Said to Fear Davíd Oddsson

“You cannot do this to me. I can’t go up there and say that to Davíd,” said Geir H. Haarde to Össur Skarphédinsson after the latter had steadfastly denied that Oddsson was moving for a special emergency administration because of the measures that needed to be taken in October 2008, like Haarde proposed.

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Former PM of Iceland Blames Banks for Collapse

Former Prime Minister Geir H. Haarde, who is accused of negligence in the Special Investigative Commission’s crisis report which was made public yesterday, said he is pleased that the report has finally been published. But he stated that his government cannot be blamed for the banking collapse of October 2008—the banks themselves are at fault.

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