Mayor of Reykjavík does not accept a visit by the German Navy
The German Navy is stopping by in Reykjavík for a few days. In some ways this is quite good, since their rescue helicopter will serve as a backup for the Icelandic Coast Guard while one of their two rescue helicopters is in maintenance. However the mayor of Reykjavík, Jón Gnarr, will not accept visits from the navy commanders. According to Vísir, this is the first time ever that a mayor denies visits of the German Navy.
Jón Gnarr said “Icelanders should show in action, that we are a country without a military. We should encourage peace and protest against wars between one another.” Asked whether his decision is not a sign of disrespect he said: “I do not see this as disrespect to these people that are here on visit. I simply do not want to have anything to do with war mongering. It is my honest opinion that Reykjavík should be the city of peace.”
Jón Gnarr, the mayor of Reykjavík and leader of the “Best Party” is no normal mayor as you may have read in previous posts.