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Denmark, Nov. 1, 2018 - The foreign ministers of five Scandinavian countries met on Wednesday and issued a joint statement expressing grave concerns over efforts made by the Iranian regime’s Ministry of Intelligence & Security (MOIS) to carry out a murder plot on Danish soil.
The top diplomats of Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland expressed full solidarity with their Danish friends and allies on this subject.
Furthermore, officials in these countries are saying they are taking this issue very seriously, emphasizing such measures are completely unacceptable.
Danish security services said on Tuesday that a Norwegian-Iranian in this country was arrested on charges of collaborating with the Iranian regime’s MOIS and efforts aimed at attacking members of the Al-Ahvaz Movement.
Danish security and intelligence services are saying the suspicious male individual was seen taking images of a separatist movement leader’s home in Denmark.
Danish authorities feared a terror plot targeting the life of this individual, launching a massive operation on September 28 in eastern parts of Denmark to arrest this individual. Parts of the country were completely disrupted.
This 39-year old Norwegian-Iranian was finally arrested on October 21 in Gothenburg, Sweden. According to NRK radio in Norway, this individual was in Iran shortly prior to his arrest.
Danish officials believe the man is a spy and collaborated with Iran’s murder plot.
Samuelson recalled Denmark’s ambassador from Tehran after accusing the Iranian regime of attempting to murder opposition members on Danish soil.
The Danish Foreign Ministry has summoned its ambassador in Tehran on Tuesday afternoon following the arrest of an Iranian regime intelligence agent in this country.
At a press conference, Danish Foreign Minister Anders Sameulsen said his country will be seeking to impel the European Union to issue new sanctions against Tehran in reaction to the Iranian regime’s measures to carry out this attack.
Morteza Moradian, the Iranian regime’s ambassador in Copenhagen, was summoned and informed “very clearly” that “how important and unacceptable” this issue is, according to Sameulson.
Iran’s plotting to assassinate on Danish soil is totally unacceptable. Danish ambassador to Tehran has been recalled for consultations. Denmark will discuss further actions with European partners in the coming days. #dkpol— Anders Samuelsen (@anderssamuelsen) October 30, 2018
We congratulate the government of #Denmark on its arrest of an Iranian regime assassin. For nearly 40 years, Europe has been the target of #Iran-sponsored terrorist attacks. We call on our allies and partners to confront the full range of Iran’s threats to peace and security.— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) October 30, 2018
The Danish intelligence service has arrested an Iranian regime Ministry of Intelligence agents intending to carry out a terror attack in Denmark, according to Danish security service chief Finn Borch Andersen. The Iranian regime had plotted a terror attack in Denmark and intended to assassinate a member of an Ahvazi group.
Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen also reacted to this issue, emphasizing the subject will be raised with the European Union.
It is totally unacceptable that Iran or any other foreign state plans assassinations on Danish soil. Further actions against Iran will be discussed in the EU. #dkpol— Lars Løkke Rasmussen (@larsloekke) October 30, 2018
During a televised press conference, Borch Andersen noted that the Iranian regime already was suspected of targeting opposition groups abroad, according to the Associated Press. He cited a foiled bombing attack that targeted a June rally organized by an Iranian opposition group near Paris.
Denmark’s Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen and Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen on Tuesday both described an alleged Iranian attack in Denmark “totally unacceptable.” The country will respond and speak with European partners about “further steps,” they said in separate statements, according to the Associated Press.
In a recent video message to a session held on October 4 focusing on the Iranian regime’s new wave of terrorism and reactions from Europe and the United States, Iranian opposition President Maryam Rajavi emphasized how the mullahs have said time and again that their victory relies on spreading terror. As a result, forcing Western governments to remain silent would be a major victory for them. The most destructive type of appeasement in the face of the Iranian regime’s religious dictatorship is remaining silent following terror attacks, she added. Unfortunately, this policy is widely witnessed today in Europe. This is a mistake and Iranian refugees and Europe’s security will be paying the price.
Lauding #Denmark for reacting decisively to terrorism by the Iranian regime which has already carried out hundreds of extra-territorial terrorist operations. Do not believe the fallacy of rogue groups. #dkpol— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) October 30, 2018
Mrs. Rajavi highlighted the following on behalf of the Iranian people:
- A firm policy is necessary against the Iranian regime.
- Their terrorist dossiers must be made public.
- Close this regime’s embassies, known espionage/terror centers.
- Don’t do business with companies linked to the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) and other state-controlled firms. Any such deals with these entities will be tantamount to financing terrorism.
- Do not remain silent in the face of executions, prisoners being tortured and human rights violations in Iran.
- Perpetrators of Iran’s crimes against humanity in the past 40 years must face justice.
And to prevent the Iranian regime’s terror plots in European countries, the European Union should implement its 29 April 1997 initiative on the Iranian regime’s operatives and intelligence agents.
- Stop all bilateral meetings and visits to Iran by ministers and senior government officials
- Confirming the EU member states’ policy of not providing weapons to the Iranian regime
- Cooperation aimed at guaranteeing visas not being issued for Iranians related to the regime’s intelligence and security apparatus; focusing on expelling the Iranian regime’s intelligence operatives from EU members states.