A weapon-free Arctic is essential if countries are to be expected to work together on issues such as global warming and environmental protection, said Katrín.
There are currently 73,782 firearms registered in Iceland, with most owners purchasing their weapons for hunting and sport purposes, rather than a perceived need for self-defense.
Icelandic Airline Air Atlanta, which received strong criticism for transporting weapons to Saudi Arabia, has now stopped all arms transport activities.
Icelandic company Air Atlanta transported hundreds of thousands of weapons to Saudia Arabia with license from Icelandic authorities.
Andri Þór Sturluson, member of parliament for the Pirate Party, took to Facebook in order to encourage those who are against the arming of Icelandic police officers to call the national emergency hotline (112) whenever they see suspicious, armed men, whoever they may be.
Icelandic police will be visibly armed during the upcoming National Day celebrations on June 17, and possibly at other large festivals over summer.
Sunday, October 9, you’ll have a chance to see the Viking sword, recently discovered in South Iceland, with your own eyes.
Goose hunters in Skaftárhreppur district, South Iceland, may not have caught a single goose last night.
Newly declassified US documents reveal that during the Cold War, US authorities contemplated deploying nuclear weapons in Iceland without alerting Icelandic authorities.
Police cars in the greater Reykjavík area will be equipped with handguns in special gun safes, beginning mid-December.
At the United Nations General Assembly this week, Iceland voted against a nuclear disarmament resolution.