Iceland President silent on First Lady offshore connections
President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson and first lady Dorrit Moussaieff. Photo: Iceland Monitor/Eggert Jóhannesson
Iceland’s President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson has come under pressure to answer questions on recent revelations of his wife’s connection to offshore dealings.
Iceland Monitor reported yesterday that First Lady Dorrit Moussaieff has been found to have family connections to at least five bank Swiss bank accounts and two offshore companies.
The story has been picked up by various foreign media, to the dismay of at least one Icelandic MP.
“It must be said that the President’s silence is deafening,” says Elín Hirst, MP for Iceland’s centre-right Independence Party. “With the world’s press painting a negative picture of the Icelandic presidency, we must get answers on what is going on – now.”
Hitherto, President Grímsson has confined himself to saying that he had no knowledge of his wife’s financial connections.