Iceland Permits US Nuclear Submarines to Make Port Calls Near Its Coastline Under Specified Conditions

The Icelandic authorities have decided to allow US nuclear submarines to make short resupply stops off its coast, “provided that these submarines do not carry nuclear weapons.”

“US Navy nuclear submarines will be allowed to make short official visits to Iceland to resupply and ensure crew rotation,” the Icelandic government said in a press release.

The statement added that a condition for the arrival of Allied warships in the country is that the governments of the countries concerned know and respect the provisions of Iceland’s national security policy, “declaring Iceland and its territorial waters free of nuclear weapons.”

It is noteworthy that in recent years the United States and Iceland have expanded defense cooperation in the North Atlantic region.

Source: “News”

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