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UK Ambassador delivers formal protest against whaling

Britain’s Ambassador to Iceland, Alp Mehmet, delivered a formal document of protest against commercial whaling to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs at 10AM.

The document was delivered on behalf of 24 nations, as well as the Council of Europe. According to the press officer at the British Embassy in Reykjavík, other ambassadors were also present at the meeting, including those of Germany and France, but it had been agreed that the British Ambassador formally hand over the document, Morgunbladid online reports.

Meanwhile, Heimdallur, the youth movement within Iceland’s Independent Party, has issued a press release declaring its support for commercial whaling. In its view, Iceland’s right to commercial whaling is natural and logical, as the hunting is sustainable and limited. This is also reported by Morgunbladid online.

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