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Iranian Intel Suspected in Attacks on Individuals in Denmark

Iranian Intel Suspected in Attacks on Individuals in Denmark

Danish police announced the arrest of a Norwegian citizen with an Iranian background in connection with the case. At the same time, Norwegian police confirmed they were assisting Danish law enforcement on the issue.

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Danish police reported that the Iranian intelligence services were suspected of an attempted attack on individuals in Denmark, adding that a Norwegian citizen with the Iranian background was arrested on October 21.

The target of the alleged attack was the leader of the Danish branch of the Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahwaz (ASMLA), Finn Borch Andersen, the head of Denmark’s security service told reporters Tuesday.

Commenting on the situation, the Danish Foreign Minister stated that the country would respond to alleged Iranian attack. At the same time, Norwegian police stated they were assisting their Danish colleagues over the case.

The Patriotic Arab Democratic Movement in Ahwaz (or Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahwaz) is reportedly responsible for the deadly assault during a military parade in the Khuzestan province of Iran, killing 25 people, including one journalist and, reportedly, over a dozen Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps servicemen.

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Reacting to the attack, in September Iran summoned ambassadors of the United Kingdom, Netherlands and Denmark, accusing them of harboring Iranian opposition groups, referring to the Patriotic Arab Democratic Movement in Ahwaz. Commenting on the move, the Iranian Foreign Minister blamed the EU for not listing these groups as terrorist organizations.

Source: AP

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