The president of Iceland sits down for an interview with Al-Jazeera while on a trip to Qatar, and all of a sudden the journalist wants to know if Iceland will apologize for the Danish Cartoons:
Here is what president Grimsson said to radio Iceland about the interview:
”In fact he tried to put pressure on me regarding two things. He asked if I would apologize for the behaviour of the Danes, and if I would ask forgiveness for what they did, this insult, this provocation, this disgrace – he used very strong words – that the Danes had demonstrated with the publication of these caricatures. But of course this was not part of my responsibilities. And to tell you the truth I didn’t expect that this case was still alive and such a hot issue that the most important tv-station in the Arab world found it necessary to raise it during a visit by the president of Iceland, and they wanted to discuss it in detail.”
This thing just won't go away, will it.
Iceland has been independent since 1944.
(Via Flemming Rose )