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July 2, 1989
Prime Minister Steingrimur Hermannsson of Iceland wants the 3,200 U.S. troops based on his island nation to go home, the U.S. military newspaper Stars and Stripes reported. "I am looking forward to the time when the Americans can return to the States," Stars and Stripes quoted Hermannsson as saying. "I certainly hope it can happen in the foreseeable future." The military base at Keflavik, about 30 miles west of Reykjavik, has been the center of controversy for the past month, the paper said.
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July 2, 1989
Prime Minister Steingrimur Hermannsson of Iceland wants the 3,200 U.S. troops based on his island nation to go home, the U.S. military newspaper Stars and Stripes reported. "I am looking forward to the time when the Americans can return to the States," Stars and Stripes quoted Hermannsson as saying. "I certainly hope it can happen in the foreseeable future." The military base at Keflavik, about 30 miles west of Reykjavik, has been the center of controversy for the past month, the paper said.
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October 6, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev's wife, Raisa, will accompany him to next weekend's summit here with President Reagan, Iceland Prime Minister Steingrimur Hermannsson said Sunday. Mrs. Gorbachev, who also accompanied her husband to the last summit with Reagan in Geneva last November, will be the guest of Hermannsson's wife, Edda Gudmundsdottir. In Washington, White House spokesman Dale Petroskey said President Reagan's wife, Nancy, "has no plans to go" with him to Reykjavik.
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September 26, 1988
Iceland plunged back into political crisis when politicians reported failure of an agreement made two days ago to form a center-left government to replace a collapsed center-right administration. Foreign Minister Steingrimur Hermannsson told reporters he has dropped his attempt to form a government. However, he said he is prepared to try to form a minority regime grouping his Progressive Party and the Social Democrats.
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November 21, 1990
Here are the heads of state or government attending the 34-nation Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe: Austria: Chancellor Franz Vranitzky Belgium: Prime Minister Wilfried Martens Britain: Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Bulgaria: President Zhelyu Zhelev and Prime Minister Andrei Lukanov Canada: Prime Minister Brian Mulroney Cyprus: President George Vassiliou Czechoslovakia: President Vaclav Havel and Prime Minister Marian Calfa Denmark: Prime Minister Poul Schlueter
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October 7, 1986 | From Reuters
Iceland today urged all foreign protest groups to stay away during this weekend's superpower meeting but reversed an embarrassing decision that had barred U.S. Jewish leaders who want to raise the plight of Soviet Jews. Prime Minister Steingrimur Hermannsson said on radio that he does not want any public meetings while Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev and President Reagan hold their talks Saturday and Sunday. But he said a U.S. Jewish group will be allowed in for a few hours Friday.
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March 3, 1987 | United Press International
Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev has promised to release more political prisoners and a major overhaul of restrictions on travel outside the Soviet Union as part of his liberalization policy, Iceland's prime minister said today. Speaking at a news conference at the end of a two-day official visit, Prime Minister Steingrimur Hermannsson said he met with Gorbachev for two hours in the Kremlin Monday.
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