Iceland will transfer roughly 500 tonnes of weapons and ammunition to Iraq, Foreign Minister David Oddsson announced yesterday at Parliament. The weapons are said to come from Slovenia.
The transfer of weapons will cost an estimated ISK 40 million. An additional ISK 12 million will be spent to cover travel and basic upkeep for Iraqi troops being trained abroad.
Steingrímur Sigfusson, leader of the Left Green party, criticised the government’s announcement, saying sarcastically: “I’m sure the nation must feel really good about this announcement.”