Calls Mayor’s Remarks “Irresponsible”

Published November 20, 2012

A conservative city councilperson for Reykjavík has called mayor Jón Gnarr’s recent remarks about making the city a military-free zone “irresponsible.”
As reported, mayor Jón Gnarr has said that he wants all military sea vessels banned from the capital harbour, all military aircraft banned from the local airport (including CIA rendition planes) and furthermore, expressed the belief that Iceland should withdraw from NATO altogether.
RÚV reports that Independence Party city councilperson Kjartan Magnússon took exception to these remarks, calling for a special discussion session on the matter in city hall today.
Kjartan argued that in the past, these nations – usually Denmark and Norway – had been asked to bring their warships to Reykjavík in order to help out with rescue operations. He said that he considered it irresponsible to say that warships, from countries Iceland considers friends, are not welcome in the city’s harbour.
The mayor’s office has not as yet responded to the remarks to the press.



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