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Iceland and USA sign security agreement

Icelandic Prime Minister, Geir H. Haarde, and Foreign Minister, Valgerdur Sverrisdóttir, met US Foreign Minister Condoleezza Rice in Washington DC yesterday.

The purpose of the meeting was to reach an agreement on USA’s future role in Iceland’s defense, as the US no longer has a military base in Iceland.

Rice said the people of Iceland should have the best possible protection should a threat emerge, whether crime, terror or natural disaster. This is reported in all the main media.

Rice explained that even though the Cold War is over, there are other threats that might put Iceland’s security in jeopardy.

Rice said she wanted to maintain the US-Icelandic relationship, a security relationship, which has been extremely important in the past. She said she wanted it to be just as important in the future.

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