Denmark accuses Iran due to preparing an attack against an opponent

Denmark accuses Iran due to preparing an attack against an opponent

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Denmark on Tuesday accused the Iranian secret service of trying to attack the local representative of an Iranian Arab separatist group, the Arab Liberation Movement for the Liberation of Ahwaz (ASMLA). Danish Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen wrote on Twitter on Tuesday that his country would react to these Iranian actions.

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Denmark on Tuesday accused the Iranian secret service of trying to attack the local representative of an Iranian separatist group, the Arab Liberation Movement for the Liberation of Ahwaz (ASMLA). ).

It was the head of the Danish security services, Finn Borch Andersen, who laid the charge against Iran at a press conference. He said a Norwegian citizen of Iranian origin was arrested on 21 October as part of the investigation.

The suspect, who claims his innocence, was arrested in Sweden at the request of the Danish authorities, said the Swedish police.

“We are dealing with an attack prepared by an Iranian intelligence service on Danish soil, obviously we can not accept that and we do not accept it,” said Finn Borch Andersen.

ASMLA, an armed movement, is calling for the self-determination of Khuzistan, a province in southwestern Iran on the borders of Iraq and the Gulf.

Danish Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen wrote on Twitter on Tuesday that his country would react to these Iranian actions.

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi rejected Denmark’s accusations. “It is the continuation of the plot of our enemies to harm relations between Iran and Europe in this critical period,” he said.

On 28 September, the Danish police closed two bridges to traffic and stopped the ferry service to Sweden and Germany because of the risk of an attack.

A few days earlier, the Norwegian suspect had been spotted photographing the residence in Denmark of the ASMLA representative, the police said.

On 2 October, France accused Tehran of sponsoring a plan to attack that targeted a rally organized in late June near Paris by the Mujahedin of the people, the opposition movement in Iran.

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