Ossur Skarphedinsson, Icelandic Foreign Minister, has formally requested a meeting with his American counterpart, Hillary Clinton.
The reason for the proposed meeting is to request American assistance in removing the blocks put in place by British and Dutch representatives to the IMF with regard to Iceland’s stabilisation loan package.
Information about the requested meeting came from Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir in a parliamentary response to a question from Illugi Gunnarsson of the Independence Party.
The IMF review of its Iceland programme has been delayed already and it is thought the delays are directly linked to Icesave.
A confidential memo was leaked to the public last week from the American embassy in Reykjavik. The memo contained details of communications between members of Iceland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and officials at the embassy. The chief assistant to Foreign Minister Skarphedinsson is reported to have said that the USA cannot remain neutral by simply standing back and watching the British and Dutch bullying Iceland over Icesave, Visir.is reported.