TV News LIES

Sunday, Aug 30th

Last update05:14:12 AM GMT

You are here News International Iceland becomes first Western European country to recognize Palestinian state

Iceland becomes first Western European country to recognize Palestinian state

E-mail Print PDF

Iceland recognizes Palestinian stateIceland's parliament voted on Tuesday in favor of recognizing the Palestinian Territories as an independent state, the first Western European country to do so according Iceland's foreign minister. The measure passed symbolically on the United Nation's annual day of solidarity with the Palestinian people.

The vote paves the way for formal recognition by the small north Atlantic island, which led the way in recognizing the independence of the three Baltic states after the collapse of the former Soviet Union in 1991.

"Iceland is the first Western European country to take this step," Foreign Minister Ossur Skarphedinsson told Icelandic state broadcaster RUV. "I now have the formal authority to declare our recognition of Palestine."

Palestinian UN observer Riyad Mansour read a message from Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at UN headquarters on the occasion of the day of solidarity with the Palestinian people. He reaffirmed the Palestinian's bid for UN membership, saying it should complement peace negotiations, provided that Israel is prepared to negotiate on the basis of the 1967 borders.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Riot police break up Beirut anti-government protest

Riot police break up Lebanon protestsRiot police have broken up an anti-government protest in Beirut where at least 10,000 people had...

Turkish jets join US-led airstrikes against ISIL

TUrkish plans target ISISTurkey announced Saturday that its fighter jets have carried out their first airstrikes as part of...

Migrant children rescued from Austria minivan 'recovering'

Miivan children recovering in AustriaThree children are recovering in hospital in Austria after being rescued from a minivan containing 26...

Snowden may get freedom prize at Norway border

Norway border Snowden prizeThe Norwegian academy which gave Edward Snowden a free speech prize is planning to hold a...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!