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Wikileaks: US Describes CIA Flights Probe as “Practice”

The investigation launched by the Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs in 2007 into CIA rendition flights allegedly carrying convicts to locations for interrogation outside the US with stopovers in Iceland is described as a practice in transparent work methods in documents written by the US Embassy in Iceland and leaked by Wikileaks.


Former Foreign Minister Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir. Copyright: Icelandic Photo Agency.

Steingrímur J. Sigfússon, who was opposition leader at the time, demanded that the CIA flights be investigated and Foreign Minister Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir assured him that would be done, reports.

In the document from the US Embassy, Gísladóttir is complimented for killing these demands off in their infancy stages.

Fridrik Jónsson, one of the embassy’s employees, is quoted saying that the investigation had only been conducted for internal purposes and to calm Sigfússon down before he managed to make a fuss about it.

Click here to read more about Wikileaks and here to read more about the CIA flights.

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