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No Formal Discussion on Iraq Invasion

Prime Minister Halldór Ásgrímsson, who was interviewed on RÚV’s Kastljós programme last night, said that no formal decision had ever been made on supporting the invasion of Iraq. When Ásgrímsson was asked how the decision on supporting the invasion was taken and who had made it he just said that it had been discussed at parliament.

Iceland is a member of the Coalition of the Willing. Former Prime Minister Davíd Oddsson was an outspoken supporter of the Iraq War effort. Recently, a group calling themselves the Icelandic Movement has questioned the legality of Iceland’s decision to join the Coalition. They claim there was no discussion of the decision in parliament.

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