The Minister shall convene the saudi ambassador on spionagesag

foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod (S) on Monday and had summoned the saudi arabian ambassador Fahad Al Ruwaily, a conversation with the Mfa's acting director of for

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
04 February 2020 Tuesday 03:00
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The Minister shall convene the saudi ambassador on spionagesag

foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod (S) on Monday and had summoned the saudi arabian ambassador Fahad Al Ruwaily, a conversation with the Mfa's acting director of foreign policy.

It comes after three senior members of the group ASMLA fighting for autonomy for a region in Iran, has been charged with spying on behalf of Saudi Arabia in Denmark.

It tells Jeppe Kofod, after there has been held an extraordinary meeting of the Foreign policy Board.

- We will not accept, that there will be proxy war place on Danish soil, says the foreign minister.

Also, the iranian ambassador has been summoned to the meeting.

In a parallel case, there is raised a charge against an iranian føringsofficer of espionage and attempt manslaughter on behalf of Iran.

the Further a person is already charged in the case for having contributed to the preparation of an assassination attempt in Denmark.

Jeppe Kofod tells that the saudi arabian ambassador at the meeting got the message that "it is completely unacceptable that there is spionagevirksomhed place in Denmark from saudiarabernes page".

The Danish ambassador in Riyadh in Saudi Arabia has also been asked "to say to the saudi government that this is totally unacceptable, we will not find ourselves in, says Jeppe Kofod.

Finally, Denmark has come together with the Netherlands, who also have had a similar case, to speak with the other EU countries of a common external action service.

It is to be discussed on Tuesday at an official meeting in Brussels.

- in Order to ensure that, together, we in Europe send a clear signal that we are on european soil will not see the kind of stedfortræderkonflikt, or proxy war, with Saudi Arabia and Iran, here in Denmark and in Europe, says Jeppe Kofod.

the Case draws the threads of the case in september 2018, where large parts of Denmark were shut down. Photo / Editing: Danish Drone Network, Per Rasmussen, Henning Hjorth, Kenneth Meyer, Ole Steen / Kristian Hansen

Updated: 04.02.2020 03:00
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