Denmark: Police thwart Iranian plot to assassinate opposition activist
BREAKING: The head of the Danish security service says a massive police operation in eastern Denmark last month was part of attempts to thwart an Iranian intelligence operation to assassinate an opposition activist.
Finn Borch Andersen said Tuesday police on Sept. 28 were searching for a stolen, Swedish-registered car when they briefly cut off the island where Copenhagen sits from the rest of the country and closed the borders with Germany and Sweden. They later found it had no connection with the case.
A Norwegian citizen of Iranian descent was arrested Oct. 21.
A terror attack in Iran on Sept. 22 left at least 25 people dead. Tehran afterward summoned Denmark’s ambassador and accused the Danish government of harboring “members of the terrorist group” believed to be behind the attack.
Earlier this month, French intelligence concluded, without any doubt, that Iran’s intelligence ministry, which is controlled by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, ordered a foiled terror attack on an exiled Iranian opposition group’s rally near Paris in June.
Prime Minister Netanyahu’s spokesperson for the Arab media Ofir Gendelman grilled Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on Monday in a sharp Twitter exchange on the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre.