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Media: the United States will return its troops to Iceland

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The United States and Iceland signed a declaration providing for the return to the island of American troops withdrawn from there in 2006 g, reports TASS message from an AFP agency.


Media: the United States will return its troops to Iceland


“The security situation in Europe, including in the North Atlantic, has changed over the past decade, the authorities of Iceland and the United States have found it necessary to adopt a new declaration. We would like to especially emphasize the limited presence of American forces in Iceland, which reflects a new stage in our cooperation ",
said in a statement the head of the Icelandic Foreign Ministry Lily Alfredsdottir

The document also provides for more active military cooperation between countries, including military maneuvers.

The agency notes that, despite NATO membership, Iceland does not have its own regular troops. With 2008 G, its airspace is patrolled by Allied aircraft across the alliance.

“During the Cold War, the American military contingent was stationed in this country at Keflavik airbase. In 2006, the United States withdrew its units from Iceland, the base was closed, and now the base territory is part of Reykjavik International Airport, ”the publication clarifies.
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  1. volot-voin
    volot-voin 1 July 2016 10: 01
    +2
    the small "densely populated" country of the descendants of the Vikings probably really needs it.
    Americans to the Arctic are torn! There are no icebreakers of their own, so we’ll even build a base!
    For this and a bridgehead. They have a couple of icebreakers: http: //zagopod.com/blog/43514006745/Arktika: -u-Rossii-40-moschnyih-ledokolov, -u

    -Ameriki-ostalos-dva
    But this is not a reason for us to relax. The ancestors left us a good reserve, shipyards, navy, industry, science, education, armed forces, etc. We can still compete with the United States and can even put it on the shoulder blades. Glory to our great ancestors!
    1. Ami du peuple
      Ami du peuple 1 July 2016 10: 23
      +14
      Quote: volot-voin
      Americans to the Arctic are torn! There are no icebreakers of their own, so we’ll even build a base! For this and a bridgehead. A couple of icebreakers they have
      The Arctic has nothing to do with it. Iceland is an important outpost of Americans in the North Atlantic to ensure that their convoys are sent to Europe in the event of an armed conflict between Russia and NATO.
      "Cold War singer" Tom Clancy has a novel on this subject called "The Red Storm Rises," in which, by capturing Icelandic Keflavik, the Russians almost win the Battle of the Atlantic. smile
      And, of course, this base is indispensable for deploying NATO anti-submarine aircraft - a serious obstacle to the actions of the submarine forces of our Northern Fleet in the Atlantic.
      1. volot-voin
        volot-voin 1 July 2016 10: 31
        +4
        Quote: Ami du peuple
        Iceland is an important outpost of Americans in the North Atlantic to ensure that their convoys are sent to Europe in the event of an armed conflict between Russia and NATO.

        Your truth.
        The Arctic has nothing to do with it.
        Very much moreover, perhaps there is a concomitant goal, but the United States has never refused the battle for the Arctic.
        1. DMB_95
          DMB_95 1 July 2016 10: 43
          +2
          Quote: volot-voin
          perhaps there is a concomitant goal, but the United States has never refused the battle for the Arctic.

          In Iceland and its ter. States can create another node of their missile defense. It will be more difficult (longer) for us to destroy it than Romanian, for example.
          1. Amurets
            Amurets 1 July 2016 11: 14
            +2
            Quote: DMB_95

            In Iceland and its ter. States can create another node of their missile defense. It will be more difficult (longer) for us to destroy it than Romanian, for example.

            Do not forget about the Icelandic-Faroe frontier. These waters belong to Scotland. The Americans do not exclude the split of Great Britain because of the referendum. Scotland is not a member of NATO, and then, who will protect this line?
      2. GSH-18
        GSH-18 1 July 2016 21: 58
        0
        I didn’t understand, but what did the Indians allow them to do? fool or again "democracy" are going to forcibly sow?
    2. Vend
      Vend 1 July 2016 10: 31
      +1
      Entrusted the goat with cabbage. There will be nothing good for the Icelanders except lawlessness.
  2. fox21h
    fox21h 1 July 2016 10: 01
    +3
    When will these flawed ones calm down or only after the creation of the Stalin Strait?
  3. PDM80
    PDM80 1 July 2016 10: 02
    +1
    Americans to the Arctic are torn! There are no icebreakers of their own, so we’ll even build a base!
  4. na76
    na76 1 July 2016 10: 03
    +1
    Well, another goal for our strategic nuclear forces will appear
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 2 July 2016 00: 46
      0
      Here are just warheads for them, Russia is no longer enough to hit all 3000 US and NATO military facilities
  5. dsm100
    dsm100 1 July 2016 10: 04
    +2
    What turkey mattresses on volcanoes are going to fry ?!
  6. Alexander Romanov
    Alexander Romanov 1 July 2016 10: 06
    +6
    I understand that the United States managed to convince Iceland that Russia would attack them in a week.
    1. Denis DV
      Denis DV 1 July 2016 10: 12
      +2
      No, it's from the British Icelanders insure laughing
      1. Revenge for football is afraid.
      2. Angletos after leaving the EU will break after Icelandic herring. They are now EU quotas on the side laughing laughing laughing
    2. mig29mks
      mig29mks 1 July 2016 10: 58
      0
      Further, the United States will tell the whole world that aggressive Russia directed its missiles at all, and something needs to be done with this! nor will they clarify that the base is blamed for everything about the United States! usa is usa
  7. Mcarrow
    Mcarrow 1 July 2016 10: 07
    +1
    Everyone can understand them as land should be to the collective farm, and the blood of the nation must be renewed.
  8. dobrik10
    dobrik10 1 July 2016 10: 09
    +2
    Press on the caterpillar and it will fade. That is the reason.
  9. denssss
    denssss 1 July 2016 10: 09
    +1
    The British were offended by the Icelanders for the World Cup and complained to his grandfather Sam)))))
    1. Khariton
      Khariton 1 July 2016 10: 20
      +3
      Quote: denssss
      The British were offended by the Icelanders for the World Cup and complained to his grandfather Sam)))))

      Along the way, yes ...))) But seriously, everything is trite .. "The Russian threat" is always a very profitable "brand" for the USA! And there are also Scots bustling around ..))))
    2. DMoroz
      DMoroz 1 July 2016 12: 11
      0
      Somehow Russia, saving Iceland from default, gave it a loan of $ 4 billion, and they took it and spent all the money on football, they didn’t pay it back, and now it turns out that the Icelandic team is like the Russian team ... ??!?! ?! laughing
  10. Xmyp
    Xmyp 1 July 2016 10: 10
    0
    Everywhere they’ll shit what kind of nation.
  11. prior
    prior 1 July 2016 10: 15
    0
    To bend the weak is so democratic, it is so American.
    It is amazing that in such a strategically tasty place they could do without the USA for a long time.
  12. Bort radist
    Bort radist 1 July 2016 10: 17
    0
    Not good news. IL-76 disappeared in the Irkutsk region. It was involved in extinguishing fires. Communication interrupted at an altitude of 3 meters. We hope for the best possible. Decent decent maybe the crew managed to leave the side.
  13. x.andvlad
    x.andvlad 1 July 2016 10: 21
    0
    The Americans now have the following logic: if somewhere at one time there was a base, then it must be taken by all means, otherwise the role of "hegemon" has recently been somehow unconvincing.
    And Icelanders will not be worse from this. The American presence will be clearly not free.
  14. Bort radist
    Bort radist 1 July 2016 10: 29
    0
    Now, on Russia 24, additions. The news is opposite to the previous ones. "An airplane in a heavy smoke zone could hit tree branches." Before that, it was reported that the connection was lost at 3000. From three thousand to a minimum without communication? It would be better not to report anything. Against the background of the recent resignations, reports will now begin one better than the other.
  15. noWAR
    noWAR 1 July 2016 10: 30
    +3
    On the Russian-Icelandic border will be troubled now. lol
  16. AlexTires
    AlexTires 1 July 2016 10: 41
    +1
    It was a beautiful place ... Peaceful ... And now it will turn into a GOAL ...
  17. sergey2017
    sergey2017 1 July 2016 10: 42
    +4
    It is necessary to objectively evaluate the role of Iceland in the NATO bloc. The defense of this country is provided by the Icelandic Coast Guard forces, which patrol territorial waters and airspace. The coast guard also includes air defense forces, which consist of a radar shield and four American F-16s. Also on the island is constantly deployed aircraft reconnaissance aircraft AWACS, four helicopters and one tanker. In addition, NATO forces are based in Iceland. These include: submarine-hunting planes, combat boats, and, most importantly, the transatlantic communications center, which should be activated at the time the hostilities begin. In addition, there are also special “troops” of Iceland - a powerful unit specializing in rescue operations in the oceans. In accordance with the alliance command plan, approved in 1998, Iceland is assigned the role of NATO’s reserve headquarters. In 2006, American forces were withdrawn from the base located in Keflavik, but a bilateral defense agreement is still in effect. In addition, Iceland has agreements on armed defense with Denmark, Norway and other NATO members. Iceland holds an annual NATO exercise, code-named "Northern Viking." The latest such exercises took place in 2011.
    1. AlexTires
      AlexTires 1 July 2016 11: 04
      0
      That's right, that is why since the days of the USSR there was a plan to neutralize this base and the entire strategic air defense of NATO’s northern flank in northern Norway, which made it possible to win the war without using nuclear weapons ....
  18. Arkan
    Arkan 1 July 2016 10: 43
    0
    On the map of our General Staff, a new goal appeared. Greetings to you Icelanders then the Strategic Missile Forces and the Russian Aerospace Forces, as well as other relevant departments!
  19. weksha50
    weksha50 1 July 2016 10: 44
    +1
    ""The security situation in Europe, including the North Atlantic, has changed over the past decade, "...

    What, Russia already threatens Iceland ???
  20. Koresh
    Koresh 1 July 2016 10: 51
    +1
    Damn, I’m still sick for their team ... it would be better if the Russians were asked to place their fans in exchange for protection from British aggression.
  21. BOB044
    BOB044 1 July 2016 11: 02
    0
    The population of Iceland is 332. And who comes to mind to capture them with a volcanic landscape island.
    1. rotmistr60
      rotmistr60 1 July 2016 11: 37
      +2
      And who comes to mind to capture

      Naturally, it won't come to us. But the United States, like that dog who was taken out for a walk, has already raised his paw and marked the territory so that others would know who "walks" here.
  22. svp67
    svp67 1 July 2016 12: 23
    0
    As soon as the United States returns its troops to Iceland, the "takeoff" of the Icelandic football miracle will end ... It's a pity
  23. Hariton laptev
    Hariton laptev 1 July 2016 15: 19
    0
    Quote: Wend
    Entrusted the goat with cabbage. There will be nothing good for the Icelanders except lawlessness.

    They started playing football correctly, they offended England, they beat it out of the championship, they beat it to their fingernail, under the control of goat-bearded Uncle Sam
  24. afrikanez
    afrikanez 1 July 2016 16: 48
    0
    The document also provides for more active military cooperation between countries, including military maneuvers.
    I wonder why they need to carry out any maneuvers. Yes, even with the Americans? There are hardly any hunters on this glacier island to conquer it.
  25. jaroff
    jaroff 1 July 2016 18: 44
    0
    I wanted to sympathize with the Icelandic national team at the European Championship, after this news I will not. Although, if you think about it, in the quarter finals there are only members of NATO, except for Iceland.
    1. volot-voin
      volot-voin 1 July 2016 18: 55
      0
      Quote: zharyoff
      I wanted to sympathize with the Icelandic national team at the European Championship

      \\\ was rooting for our team, after its departure, it was no longer interested in who would win ((((((
    2. jaroff
      jaroff 1 July 2016 19: 34
      0
      I made a mistake with Iceland, it is not only a member of NATO, but also one of the founding countries of NATO.
  26. MACCABI-TLV
    MACCABI-TLV 2 July 2016 18: 58
    0
    inspired by the article ...
    http://pikabu.ru/story/islandiya_protiv_vsekh_istoriya_treskovyikh_voyn_3869033