Viewing cable 07REYKJAVIK81, ICELAND DISAPPROVES OF PRISONER EXCHANGES
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|07REYKJAVIK81||2007-03-26 17:05||2011-01-13 05:05||CONFIDENTIAL||Embassy Reykjavik|
VZCZCXYZ0004 PP RUEHWEB DE RUEHRK #0081 0851725 ZNY CCCCC ZZH P 261725Z MAR 07 FM AMEMBASSY REYKJAVIK TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3212 INFO RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHDC RUEHRO/AMEMBASSY ROME 0014 RUEHBUL/AMEMBASSY KABUL 0015 RUEHNO/US MISSION NATO BRUSSELS
C O N F I D E N T I A L REYKJAVIK 000081 SIPDIS SIPDIS State for EUR/FO A/S Kurt Volker, EUR/NB E.O. 12958: DECL: 03/26/2017 TAGS: PREF PTER AF IT IC SUBJECT: ICELAND DISAPPROVES OF PRISONER EXCHANGES REF: STATE 36204 Classified By: Ambassador Carol van Voorst for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d). ¶1. (C) Ambassador met with Foreign Minister Valgerdur Sverrisdottir and advisor Jorundur Valtysson on March 26 and conveyed reftel message, noting the presence of Icelandic government employees in Afghanistan. Valtysson stated the Icelanders shared our views and they did not support prisoner exchanges. ¶2. (C) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed to post on March 8 that there are currently 13 Icelandic citizens in Afghanistan, seven in Kabul and six in Chagcharan Province. We do not anticipate the Icelanders to raise this issue with the Afghans. ¶3. (C) Absent diplomatic missions in either Reykjavik or Rome, we do not anticipate the Icelandic authorities to raise this issue formally with the Italians. van Voorst