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Denmark summons Iranian Ambassador

Denmark will respond to what it suspected was an attempt by an Iranian security service to attack an individual in Denmark

Oct 30


Today, foreign minister Anders Samuelsen summoned the ambassador of Iran, Mr. Morteza Moradian, to a meeting with the political director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

This happened in reaction to information about illegal activities of an Iranian intelligence agency on Danish soil, which the head of Danish Security and Intelligence Service disclosed today.

“As stated by the head of the Danish Security and Intelligence Service earlier today, the assessment is that an Iranian intelligence agency has planned an assassination on Danish soil. This is completely unacceptable. In fact, the gravity of the matter is difficult to describe. That has been made crystal clear to the Iranian ambassador in Copenhagen today”, says Minister for Foreign Affairs, Anders Samuelsen.

At the meeting, the political director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on behalf of the Danish government, expressed his unambiguous condemnation of the completely unacceptable Iranian behavior.

At the meeting, it was also stressed that Denmark is considering further consequences of the matter. Foreign minister Anders Samuelsen says that Denmark among other things intends to bring up the matter internationally.

“We are in close contact with several like-minded countries regarding the issue of an Iranian intelligence agency’s illegal activities in Europe”, says foreign minister Anders Samuelsen. A press conference will take place in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at 6.30 PM. The press conference will be in Danish.