Geir H. Haarde, Islands ambassadör i USA, i The Washington Diplomat om relationerna till Ryssland.
söndag 22 maj 2016
"Recent Russian behavior has caused a lot of concern for us. ... There is increased submarine activity around Iceland. There are these occasional long-range flights coming from the Kola Peninsula and [provocations] in the Baltic Sea area. ... And I think that is the reaction that you’d expect and is normal when the partnership that we were all hoping for in the wake of the fall of the Soviet Union did not really come through. We were all very hopeful in the early ’90s that we would be seeing a new world order with respect to our relationship with Russia. Unfortunately, it hasn’t turned out that way."