Published: Fri, November 02, 2018

Iran summons Danish ambassador over deadly Tehran plot allegations

Iran summons Danish ambassador over deadly Tehran plot allegations

We will remind, earlier it was reported that the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Denmark summoned the Iranian Ambassador in Copenhagen after it became known about the preparation of Iranian intelligence of a terrorist attack in Denmark.

"We are going to reach out to our European allies in the coming days to try to find a united response", Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen told reporters during a meeting of Northern European leaders in Oslo.

The plan was foiled in late September following a "comprehensive police operation" across Denmark that saw bridges shut down and train operations suspended, the statement said.

Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen expressed his concern over the incident via Twitter, stating that "it is totally unacceptable that Iran or any other foreign state plans assassinations on Danish soil", reiterating that "further actions against Iran will be discussed in the European Union".

The Danes were consulting with allies about possible sanctions against the Islamic Republic, though Rasmussen said, "We want to preserve the nuclear agreement", referring to the 2015 worldwide accord on Iran's nuclear program.

"In fact, the gravity of the matter is hard to describe", Foreign Minister, Andres Samuelsen said, adding that has been made crystal clear to the Iranian ambassador in Copenhagen.

A Norwegian citizen of Iranian background was arrested on October 21 on suspicion he was aiding an unknown Iranian intelligence service "to act in Denmark" and for involvement in planning to kill an opposition member. The Iranian government also denied any connection with the alleged plot.

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Tuesday that his country fully supported Denmark's move in the face of illegal Iranian intelligence activities.

"We want to preserve the nuclear agreement", Lokke Rasmussen said, referring to how possible sanctions would approach the 2015 worldwide accord on Iran's nuclear program.

On Twitter, the us secretary of State Mike Pompeo had "welcomed" Tuesday, Denmark, a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member, for the arrest "an assassin of the iranian regime". He denies any wrongdoing, said Borch Andersen, adding that intelligence agencies in Sweden and Norway cooperated in the connection with the arrest.

He called for Iran's European allies to act vigilantly.

According to the Danish security service PET, three members of AMSLA are still under police protection because the "threats have not been eliminated".

This movement is suspected by Tehran of having participated in an attack on a military parade which had killed 24 people on September 22, in Ahvaz, capital of the iranian province of Khuzestan has a majority arab, near the iraqi border.

Last week, diplomatic and security sources said France had expelled an Iranian diplomat over a failed plot to carry out a bomb attack on a rally in the Paris area by an exiled Iranian opposition group.

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