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October 30, 1988
Iceland Foreign Minister Jon Baldvin Hannibalsson canceled a meeting with American military officials and protested to the U.S. ambassador after reports that the United States is putting pressure on Japan to stop buying Icelandic whale meat. Hannibalsson was reportedly angered by the reports because he said he was assured by Secretary of State George P. Shultz last week that Washington fully supports an Icelandic program allowing for 78 whales to be hunted annually for research purposes.
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May 15, 1990 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hughes Aircraft Co.'s Ground Systems Group has won a $77-million contract to build a new air defense system for the government of Iceland, the company said Monday. The 66-month contract will enable Hughes to develop a new generation of air defense technology and maintain the company's leading position in the air defense business, said Robert Puich, air defense program manager.
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June 27, 1987 | Associated Press
Iceland and Japan reacted angrily Friday to a move by the International Whaling Commission against the commercial hunting of whales disguised as scientific research. Japanese Whaling Commissioner Tatsuo Saito announced that he is quitting his job in protest. In Reykjavik, the Icelandic government bitterly criticized the United States for taking the lead in cracking down on whaling.
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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.
BUSINESS
May 15, 1990 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hughes Aircraft Co.'s Ground Systems Group has won a $77-million contract to build a new air defense system for the government of Iceland, the company said Monday. The 66-month contract will enable Hughes to develop a new generation of air defense technology and maintain the company's leading position in the air defense business, said Robert Puich, air defense program manager.
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June 27, 1987 | Associated Press
Iceland and Japan reacted angrily Friday to a move by the International Whaling Commission against the commercial hunting of whales disguised as scientific research. Japanese Whaling Commissioner Tatsuo Saito announced that he is quitting his job in protest. In Reykjavik, the Icelandic government bitterly criticized the United States for taking the lead in cracking down on whaling.
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