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President Trump has cancelled a trip to the small European state Denmark, after Danish leaders ridiculed his offer to consider negotiations over the purchase of semi-autonomous territory Greenland from the state.
The news that President Trump had cancelled his state visit to Denmark, due to take place next month, came after he expressed interest in purchasing Greenland from Denmark. The idea, which the President said himself wasn’t a top priority for the administration, was dismissed as “absurd” by the Danish Prime Minister.
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Making reference to the frankness of the rebuttal, the President wrote Wednesday that “based on Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen’s comments, that she would have no interest in discussing the purchase of Greenland, I will be postponing our meeting scheduled in two weeks for another time The Prime Minister was able to save a great deal of expense and effort for both the United States and Denmark by being so direct.”
Greenland, the largest island in the world that isn’t a continent in its own right is strategically important and mineral-rich, but it covered in ice and despite having an area of 836,330 square miles, is inhabited by little more than 50,000 people — the equivalent of a small town. The important role the north-Atlantic landmass played in the Second World and Cold Wars is immortalised in the acronym GIUK, referring to the strategic waterways between Greenland,...
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