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Mossad helps foil Iranian assassination plot in Denmark

04 November 2018

Norway summoned the Iranian Ambassador Mohammad Hassan Habibollah Zadeh, on Thursday, over a suspected assassination plot against an Iranian Arab opposition figure in Denmark, involving a Norwegian Citizen of Iranian background.

"During the meeting, we underlined that the activity that has come to light through the investigation in Denmark, it is unacceptable", Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Soereide said in a statement.

During a televised press conference, Borch Andersen noted that Iran already was suspected of targeting opposition groups overseas.

"Plans by a foreign intelligence service to assassinate an individual in Denmark are in no way justifiable", the intelligence service added.

Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen told a press conference he believed the Iranian government was behind the attempted attack.

"This is an issue we will be dealing with within the European Union, but of course we will work with any other states who are willing to cooperate with us on implementing sanctions against Iran", the Danish Foreign Ministry said.

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.

The Danish envoy, Danny Annan, said in the meeting that he had been recalled by his respective country for consultations and that he would deliver Iran's protest to officials in Copenhagen.

Qassemi further said the Foreign Ministry had summoned the Danish ambassador to Tehran.

Denmark was looking for Wednesday the support of its eu partners for sanctions against Iran, which he accused of masterminding an operation on its soil aimed against it, while defending the worldwide agreement on nuclear issues with Tehran.

The group has been named by Tehran as being behind a terror attack on a military parade in the city of Ahvaz on September 22 that left at least 25 people dead.

Ghasemi earlier called the Danish allegations "a continuation of conspiracies by the enemies of good and developing relations between Iran and Europe". "We call on our allies and partners to confront the full range of Iran's threats to peace and security", Pompeo wrote on Twitter.

The report details how in multiple locations around the globe, from Austria to Albania to Iraq, Iran has turned its embassies into "terrorism planning sites" to meddle in the affairs of host governments and hunt down the opposition, according to the report by the National Council of Resistance of Iran.

British Prime Minister Theresa May expressed her support for Denmark at the meeting. "We are in touch with the Danish authorities on several levels and expect their debrief to the member states as soon as possible", the spokeswoman said.

Mossad helps foil Iranian assassination plot in Denmark