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Viewing cable 07REYKJAVIK81, ICELAND DISAPPROVES OF PRISONER EXCHANGES

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Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin
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