Icelandic news translated into English

November 4, 2008

Very little progress in the disputes between Iceland and England

Filed under: Politics — newsfrettir @ 9:45 am

Geir H. Haarde
“He came here on his own initiative and asked for a meeting. We reviewed this situation that has come up between the countries,” says Geir H. Haarde prime minister about a meeting he had yesterday with James Murphy Secretary of state for Scotland.

Geir says that in the meeting they had reviewed in detail the Icelandic nations view in the matter. “I declared the discontentedness of ours with the procedures of the English administration and the exertion of the terrorism law against Icelandic interests.”

Geir said the minister listened to this and protected the actions of the English with that they had no other way to look to in terms of legal terms.

“We disagree to this. I pointed out that many parties, including individuals and companies, suffered great loss because of this, even though these parties had nothing to do with Landsbankinn and the banks issues. We thought of this as a very hostile act and unacceptable and it would be the correct action of their behalf to revoke this immediately.” says Haarde.

Geir does not know if there will be more visits like this from the English in the near future.

(News Article by Elva Björk Sverrisdóttir)
Original Article in Icelandic

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