Norway Rules Out Paying Ransom for Citizen Held by ISIS

erna1Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg said on Wednesday that her country will not pay ransom for a Norwegian man believed to be in the hands of the Islamic State. “The government is taking this very seriously,” Solberg said. “We cannot and will not give in to pressure from terrorists and criminals.Norway does not pay ransoms. That is a principle we cannot give up in meetings with cynical terrorists.”