Iceland Seeks UN Security Council Seat

With its small population of only 320,000 Iceland has so far refrained from seeking a rotating seat in the UN Security Council  – letting the other Nordic nations represent Nordic interests there.

But now, Iceland says it wants to deepen its international commitments and is competing with Austria and Turkey for a seat on the Council.

Visiting Stockholm, the vice chairman of the Icelandic foreign relations committee in parliament in Reykjavik, Arni Páll Árnason explains what priorities Iceland would emphasize on the Council:

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