News
Iceland’s President Drops Not-So-Subtle Message For Trump

Iceland’s President Drops Not-So-Subtle Message For Trump

Photos by
Håkon Broder Lund

Published November 10, 2016

President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson has sent his congratulations to US president-elect Donald Trump, but made it clear where Iceland stands.

As reported, numerous Icelandic politicians have chimed in about Trump’s victory yesterday, and Stundin reports that the President is no exception.

In his statement, Guðni offered his congratulations, albeit with some not-so-subtle reminders that Icelanders value the concepts of equality and tolerance.

“The President emphasised in his statement the cooperation and friendship between the two countries, and the long common history that stretches all the way back to when seafarers from Iceland and Greenland landed in North America more than a thousand years ago,” the official statement reads in part.

“Even though the United States is one of the largest democracies in the world, and Iceland one of the smallest, these nations share many important values,” the statement concludes. “We unconditionally support the right to freedom of thought and expression, gender equality, and highly value equal rights for all regardless of race or religion.”

Related:

Now What? A Message For Americans Considering Their Options


News
Night Bus Service In Reykjavik May End After New Year

Night Bus Service In Reykjavik May End After New Year

by

The board of Strætó is considering whether late night bus service on weekends will continue after the new year, RÚV

News
Oh Yeah! 100 Years Ago Today, Iceland’s Katla Erupted

Oh Yeah! 100 Years Ago Today, Iceland’s Katla Erupted

by

It’s time to celebrate. To be fair, it’s always time to celebrate. But today it’s time to celebrate the 100th

News
Icelandic Police Forced To Pay Damages To Protesters They Spied On And Libelled Against

Icelandic Police Forced To Pay Damages To Protesters They Spied On And Libelled Against

by

Yesterday, in Reykjavík District Court, the Icelandic government admitted fault and paid damages to two protesters targeted by an infamous

News
Lawyer For Former Sigur Rós Drummer Issues Demand To Cease Coverage Of Sexual Assault Allegations

Lawyer For Former Sigur Rós Drummer Issues Demand To Cease Coverage Of Sexual Assault Allegations

by

A lawyer for Orri Páll Dýrason, the former drummer for Sigur Rós who quit the band in the wake of

News
Icelandic Hotel’s Latest Employee: A Cat

Icelandic Hotel’s Latest Employee: A Cat

by

Young Pál, like many from abroad, is here to try her luck in Iceland. However, the work of this employee

News
Icelandic Króna Weakening Again

Icelandic Króna Weakening Again

by

The exchange rate of the Icelandic króna (ISK) against larger currencies is weakening, casting a shadow on upcoming collective bargaining

Show Me More!