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Did Alistair Darling Try to Blackmail Iceland?

By Iceland Review

darlingOne of the documents that the Icelandic state use in their defense in the case that the EFTA Surveillance Authority is contemplating against Iceland, because of the Icesave-accounts, seems to indicate that the former Minister of Finance. Alistair Darling, tried to pressure Iceland. The letter, written on October 8 2008, by Darling to a secretary of the permanent minister of the Ministry of Finance, is considered one of the main proofs in Iceland’s defense according to Station 2, a television station. Darling and Prime Minister Gordon Brown subjected Landsbandi to the terrorist act, the same act as was used against Osama bin Laden.

In the letter, Daring says that the British government had decided to freeze assets of Landsbanki in Britain in the hope that this action would defend the British economy and increase the faith of people in the banking system. The purpose was to id a run on the banks.

In the letter the secretary wrote back that Britain will pay out 20.887 Euros, without asking Iceland first in order to increase pressure on Iceland to repay.

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