Iceland backs int'l fight against IS

October 8, 2014 6:48 am 

REYKJAVIK, Oct. 8 — Icelandic government said Tuesday it supports strong intervention against the "Islamic State" militant group.

Robust action is needed to end the "cruel brutality" of the IS and its "disregard for the fundamental principles of international law," the country's Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson said in a statement.

iceland supports strong intervention against IS activities and would contribute USD 50,000 to humanitarian assistance in the region, said Sveinsson.

He added that iceland would not contribute to military actions due to no standing military forces.

Sveinsson said IS was jeopardizing peace and security in the Middle East and the whole international community. (PNA/Xinhua)

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