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WorldUS to open Greenland consulate amid increased interest

01:00  24 august  2019
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Trump says buying Greenland is not his top priority

Trump says buying Greenland is not his top priority President Trump called the possibility of buying Greenland a "large real estate deal" but added that it is not his number one priority. © Provided by MediaDC: Washington Newspaper Publishing Company, Inc."Essentially it’s a large real estate deal," Trump told reporters in New Jersey on Sunday. "A lot of things could be done. It’s hurting Denmark because they’re losing almost $700 million a year carrying it. So they carry it at a great loss. And strategically, for the United States it would be nice. "Greenland, it got released somehow. It’s something we talked about. Denmark essentially owns it.

US President Donald Trump has cancelled a state visit to Denmark after the nation's prime minister said Then last week Mr Trump suggested the US was interested in buying Greenland , an Why would Greenland appeal to Trump? Mr Trump has reportedly taken an interest in Greenland , in part

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is planning to open a U.S. consulate in Greenland for the first time in decades amid increased strategic and economic interest in the Danish territory.

US to open Greenland consulate amid increased interest © Provided by The Associated Press In this Aug. 15, 2019, photo, early morning fog shrouds homes in Kulusuk, Greenland. In tiny Kulusuk, resident Mugu Utuaq says the winter that used to last as long as 10 months when he was a boy, can now be as short as five months. Scientists are hard at work in Greenland, trying to understand the alarmingly rapid melting of the ice. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

The State Department says in a letter to Congress that reestablishing a consulate in Greenland is part of a broader plan to increase the U.S. presence in the Arctic.

Greenland's leader rips Trump: Idea of buying territory 'not something to joke about'

Greenland's leader rips Trump: Idea of buying territory 'not something to joke about' Greenland's premier on Tuesday denounced President Trump after he shared an edited picture depicting a Trump Tower on the semi-autonomous Danish territory. 

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He said the US has already increased its presence by re-establishing a consulate in Greenland 's capital Nuuk, and helping to finance new airports, education and social programs. "The end goal is not to acquire Greenland per se but at least some new territory, some new pieces of land ," he said.

A copy of the letter was obtained Friday by The Associated Press.

President Donald Trump sparked a diplomatic dispute with U.S. ally Denmark this week after he proposed that the U.S. buy Greenland and the Danish government rejected the idea.

The U.S. opened a consulate in Greenland in 1940 after the Nazi occupation of Denmark. It closed in 1953. The new one would open next year in the capital of the semi-autonomous territory.

Tom Cotton: The U.S. should buy Greenland.
“Greenland is rich in a wide array of mineral deposits, including rare-earth minerals," he writes.

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