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President of Iceland: Gordon Brown Should Step in to Solve Icesave

In an interview with BBC this Sunday morning President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson said that Gordon Brown should step in to find an acceptable solution to the Icesave dispute. The President said that Brown had shown strong leadership when he fought for an international solution after the worldwide financial collapse. He should do the same guidance in the Icesave dispute. The biggest question after the referendum was what Brown would do.

The President was happy about the participation in the referendum, unlike Prime Minister Sigurdardóttir who stressed on RÚV television in Iceland how many had abstained like she and Finance Minister Sigfússon did. President Grímsson said that the referendum was far from being meaningless as the Prime Minister had said on Friday.

The President has said Iceland is prepared to pay debts to the UK and the Netherlands following the Icesave collapse, but will “not accept unfair terms”.

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