Denmark Accuses Tehran of Plotting 'attack' on Its Soil

Police vehicles block the street leading to the Oeresund Bridge near Copenhagen Denmark 28 September 2018. EPA

Police vehicles block the street leading to the Oeresund Bridge near Copenhagen Denmark 28 September 2018. EPA

Denmark's ambassador to Iran, Danny Annan, was called to a meeting with officials in Tehran after the attack, along with his British and Dutch counterparts.

An Iranian intelligence agency planned to carry out an assassination in Denmark, the Danish Security and Intelligence Service (PET) said on Tuesday.

The alleged victim is said to have been a senior member of the Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahvaz (ASMLA), a predominantly Arab region in the west of the country.

Danish intelligence head Finn Borch Andersen told journalists on October 30 that a man with a Norwegian passport and Iranian background is being held after he was arrested on October 21 in neighboring Sweden.

"In short, it is a case of an Iranian intelligence company that, in our view, planned an attack in Denmark", he said.

Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen echoed Samuelsen's comments, writing on Twitter: "It is totally unacceptable that Iran or any other foreign state plans assassinations on Danish soil".

Iran's foreign ministry strongly denied the plot allegation, calling it part of enemy plans aimed at damaging Iran-EU relations.

Denmark recalled its ambassador to Iran on Tuesday evening after announcing earlier that Tehran had plotted an "attack" against three Iranians residing in the Scandinavian country, in retaliation for a deadly attack in Iran in late September.

They support the Ahwazis terrorists that attacked #Iran's parade and when Iran strikes back, they label them as the attackers and terrorists.

Andersen said the individual has been under police protection since the spring after PET became aware of concrete threats against the person's safety.

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.

In November 2017, Ahmad Mola Nissi, an Iranian exile who established ASMLA, was shot dead in the Netherlands.

"In light of the latest development, Denmark will now push for a discussion in the European Union on the need for further sanctions against Iran", Mr Samuelsen said. There were few details so far about the Norwegian-Iranian under arrest. The European Union, Iran, China and Russian Federation have set out a plan to sidestep those unilateral United States sanctions. Taking the initiative, Iran accused the three countries of harboring Iranian opposition groups. Why would Iran want to attack Denmark.

Denmark has accused Iran of attempting to kill a group of Arab nationalists in a town near Copenhagen. He singled out a foiled bombing attack that targeted a rally organized by an Iranian opposition group near Paris in June.

The Islamic State jihadist group and a separatist Arab group claimed responsibility. German police also arrested an Iranian diplomat, based in Austria.

This is the second time in a few months that Iran is blamed for attempting to hurt Iranian opposition activists overseas.

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