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Natural Disaster Alert – U.S. Embassy Reykjavik, Iceland (August 4, 2022)

Location: Iceland; volcanic eruption in Reykjanes peninsula, southwest Iceland Event:  The Icelandic Met Office has confirmed that a volcanic eruption has started in the area around Fagradalsfjall on the Reykjanes Peninsula in southwest Iceland.  The Keflavik International Airport is currently open. The Icelandic Civil Protection authorities have closed the area around the eruption to vehicles ...
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Worldwide Caution: Al-Qa’ida Leader’s Death

On July 31, 2022, the United States conducted a precision counterterrorism strike in Afghanistan that killed Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden’s deputy and successor as leader of al-Qa’ida. Al- Zawahiri was one of the masterminds of the attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001, and had continued to urge his followers to attack ...
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Charge d’Affaires Michelle Yerkin Remarks at the Independence Day Celebration

Charge d’Affaires Michelle Yerkin Remarks at the Independence Day Celebration U.S. Embassy Reykjavik July 1, 2022   Góðan daginn!  Good Afternoon! Kæru vinir.  Velkomin og takk fyrir að fagna sjálfstæði Bandaríkjanna með okkur í dag. Thank you very much for joining us and welcome to the celebration — the 246th anniversary of the signing of ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Michelle Yerkin Speaks at “NATO School 2022”

On March 5, 2022, Varðberg, Samtök um Vestræna Samvinnu og Alþjóðamál hosted day-long NATO School 2022 program with expert speakers including Ministers, Ambassadors, Defense, and Military representatives. “This crisis has produced unity across NATO Allies and partners because it has demonstrated the importance of solidarity. The United States and Iceland, and our Allies and partners, have ...
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