Five surface ships, five submarines, five maritime patrol aircraft and around 2,000 military personnel from Canada, France, Germany, Norway, the UK and US are taking part.
According to a document titled European Deterrence Initiative, published in March of last year, the planned investment in Iceland is part of infrastructure enhancements to support the US military’s Air Force European Contingency Air Operations Sets (ECAOS) Deployable Airbase System (DABS).
He declined to elaborate on why today was chosen for the expression of diversity, but one can assume that Pence’s visit is the reason.
Satirical newspaper Frettirnar mocked that “Americans intended to give every Reykjavik citizen a paralysing drug during Pence’s visit”.
Helicopters hovered over the government building where Mr Pence met with Icelandic eland’s officials as snipers perched on neighbouring rooftops.
Ahead of Mr Pence’s arrival, three CV-22B Osprey flew over southwestern Iceland, along with two C-130 Hercules and one Lockheed C-5 Galaxy.
An agreement on citizens‘ rights has been reached between the EEA EFTA States, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, and the United Kingdom should the UK leave the EU without a withdrawal agreement.
Although the first 21 whales killed were endangered Fin whales – which the Icelandic government has permitted Loftsson’s company to slaughter despite an international moratorium on whaling and the endangered status of the fin whale – they do not have a permit to kill endangered Blue whales.
Sindri Thor Stefansson escaped through window before reportedly boarding same flight to Sweden as prime minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir