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Wikileaks Discussed in Icelandic Parliament

Foreign Minister Össur Skarphédinsson said he doesn’t know what is stated in the 290 confidential documents from the US Embassy in Iceland which Wikileaks is planning to make public on its website, in response to a request from MP Álfheidur Ingadóttir on his evaluation of these documents.


Part of the Icelandic government at parliament. Skarphédinsson is the second minister from the right. Photo by Páll Kjartansson.

Documents from the US Foreign Service that have been leaked so far include blunt descriptions of international politicians, among other items.

Ingadóttir asked whether such work methods can be considered typical and whether comparable documents exist in the Icelandic Foreign Service, reports.

Skarphédinsson replied that he considered such report making highly inappropriate and that he does not approve of foreign diplomats collecting information which could damage inter-country relations.

According to his evaluation, the relations between the US and some of the countries whose leaders are described in the documents might be in jeopardy. He said he didn’t know whether that applied to Iceland as well.

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