Foreign Affairs Committee Wants to Impose Embargo or Cut Political Contact with Israel - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Foreign Affairs Committee Wants to Impose Embargo or Cut Political Contact with Israel

Published June 1, 2010

The majority of the Foreign Affairs committee – The Movement, the Social Democrats, the Leftist-Greens and the Progressives – have stated that they want to either impose an embargo against Israel, or cut off political contact with the nation, in light of yesterday’s attack on aid workers bound for Gaza.
Leftist-Green MP Ögmundur Jónasson brought the matter up in parliament today, addressing the Minister of Foreign Affairs Össur Skarphéðinsson. The minister, for his part, has said that he wants to discuss the matter with other nations to see what sort of formal action Iceland will take.
All parties in the Foreign Affairs committee – except for the Independence Party – strongly condemned Israel’s attack on aid workers bound for Gaza, leaving anywhere from nine to nineteen aid workers dead, and many more injured.
The committee furthermore decided that they would organize a trip to Gaza soon, and send aid relief to the region.

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