Saturday, January 14, 2006

US Threatens Norwary over Israel Boycott

Am I simply not aware of the US taking such a strong stance whenever any other country has issues with other foreign nations. Maybe I am just not informed.

USA threats after boycott support

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice threatened Norway with "serious political consequences" after Finance Minister and Socialist Left Party leader Kristin Halvorsen admitted to supporting a boycott of Israeli goods.

The reaction was reportedly given to the Norwegian embassy in Washington DC, and it was made clear that the statements came from the top level of the US State Department, newspaper VG reports.

VG claims that two classified reports promised a "tougher climate" between the USA and Norway if Halvorsen's remarks represented the foreign policy of the new red-green alliance of the Labor, Socialist Left and Center parties.

Norway's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jonas Gahr Støre, responded immediately with written explanations to both Israel and the USA, clarifying the government's stance, while Halvorsen distanced her party's policy from that of the government's.



Blogger Ibrahamav said...

Yes. You are not informed. The US takes umbrage at other nations making policy based on hatred.

1/28/2006 06:55:00 AM  

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