The Icelandic state funded air transport on behalf of NATO in the amount of almost ISK 200 million (USD 2.4 million, EUR 1.6 million) in 2007 and 2008. Such air transport often includes arms, which are mostly transported to Afghanistan.
The Icelandic state has paid for such transports since 2003, which is considered part of Iceland’s contribution to NATO, Morgunbladid reports.
“There is all sorts of equipment being transported, mostly to Afghanistan,” confirmed Urdur Gunnarsdóttir, a spokesperson for Iceland’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
Gunnarsdóttir emphasized that Iceland is not involved in the transport of arms or equipment registered as illegal according to international agreements which Iceland is part of.
“For example, I’m talking about landmines and cluster bombs,” Gunnarsdóttir said.