Washington no longer considers buying Greenland


US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has completed a four-day business tour of Washington's Arctic allies. On the last day of the trip, he visited the island of Greenland, which is under the autonomous control of Denmark.


Blinken noted that he came to this Arctic island because the US highly appreciates the partnership with Denmark and wants to "make it even stronger." According to the Secretary of State, the United States is no longer officially considering the idea of ​​buying Greenland, he said in an interview with The Guardian.

I can confirm that this is the case

- put an end to this question Anthony Blinken.

To buy an island from Copenhagen, which makes up about a quarter of the area of ​​the United States, was offered by former American President Donald Trump, who considered such an opportunity in August 2019. According to him, the acquisition of Greenland would be essentially "a major real estate transaction." According to the official version, Trump was attracted by the deposits of uranium and coal, as well as the important strategic position of this territory, located between the Atlantic and Arctic oceans.

The Danish government then called this idea absurd. Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen stressed that Greenland is not for sale as it belongs to the inhabitants of the island.
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  1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 21 May 2021 17: 17
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    Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen stressed that Greenland is not for sale because it belongs to the inhabitants of the island.

    - So Fru M. Frederiksen said that ... they say ... - Greenland is not Alaska and that ... what ... that it is not for sale ...
  2. Vadim Ananyin Offline Vadim Ananyin
    Vadim Ananyin (Vadim Ananyin) 21 May 2021 17: 39
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    Well, even if they bought it, and then what?
    Amerikosov rushing for mega projects in which they end up being done
    every time,
    1. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 21 May 2021 22: 17
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  3. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 22 May 2021 19: 04
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    Why buy if you can use it without restrictions without paying a cent for it?
    De facto, Greenland is already owned by the United States.