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US-Iceland defense talks continue

By Iceland Review

Icelandic National Broadcasting Service, RÚV, reported that Icelandic and US delegations continued discussing defense issues at the Icelandic Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday.

“Thirteen beribboned Americans showed up at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,” reported RÚV.

The delegations discussed a new defense plan for Iceland, said RÚV, prepared by the European Command of the US military.

No news was available about the specific aspects of the new plan. The new plan takes into account that no jets or helicopters will be permanently stationed in Iceland in the future. The Keflavík military base and the US radar stations in Iceland are also being discussed.

Iceland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geir Haarde, is in Sofia, Bulgaria, at a meeting of NATO foreign ministers. According to his assistant, he will not comment on the defense talks under after briefing the defense committee of the Icelandic parliament.

According to RÚV, it is expected that a new set of meetings will be scheduled shortly.

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