Norway summons Iranian ambassador over alleged murder plot

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The Norwegian government has summoned the Iranian ambassador over a suspected assassination plot in Denmark. The plan is said to have involved a Norwegian citizen with an Iranian background.

Norway summoned Iran’s ambassador to Oslo on Thursday to register concern over a foiled plot to carry out attacks in Denmark.

The alleged attack was intended to target a leader of the Danish branch of the Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahvaz (ASMLA). An Iranian-born Norwegian citizen is currently being held in pre-trial detention in connection with the plot.

Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Soreide said Iranian Ambassador Mohammad was informed “that we look at the case with great concern.”

“During the meeting we underlined that the activity that has come to light through the investigation in Denmark is unacceptable,” Soereide said in a statement. “We see the situation that has arisen in Denmark as very serious and that a Norwegian citizen of Iranian background is suspected in this case.”

The Norwegian citizen, who was arrested by the Swedish security service Sapo, has denied all charges and Iran has dismissed the accusation that it was involved.

According to the Danish security service PET, three members of AMSLA are still under police protection because the “threats have not been eliminated.”

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