"I am against belonging to a military alliance like NATO, I think it is a structure of the past. So therefore I am against this cooperation within the NATO framework," Jonasson said.
Jonasson added that he has tabled a bill to the Icelandic parliament to hold a national referendum on whether Iceland should stay within NATO or not.
"I think there would be more willingness now to leave NATO, than there was a few years back. I see military threats in the world elsewhere than in the northern parts," he added.
Earlier in April, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg visited Iceland for talks on security issues, including the current situation in Ukraine, with the country’s Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson and a number of other high-ranking officials. He praised Reykjavik for its “important contributions to NATO and international security.”
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