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Iceland’s Foreign Minister Wants to Meet Clinton

Icelandic Foreign Minister Össur Skarphédinsson has requested a meeting with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to ask for assistance to loosen the grip the UK and the Netherlands have on the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

According to Morgunbladid, the IMF’s review of the economic stabilization program for Iceland has repeatedly been delayed because of the Icesave dispute and Iceland has maintained that these two issues are unrelated.

Prime Minister of Iceland Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir told the parliament about Skarphédinsson’s request for a meeting with Clinton when asked by Independence Party MP Illugi Gunnarsson yesterday whether the government had discussed the IMF situation with American officials.

Sigurdardóttir also pointed out that this matter is being addressed on many different fronts.

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