Iran summons Danish ambassador over attack on embassy

Iran’s Foreign Ministry has summoned the Danish ambassador to Tehran after the Iranian Embassy in Copenhagen came under attack once again by a group of hostile elements.

On Thursday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said Tehran expressed its “strong objection” to the Danish ambassador after six hostile elements attacked the Iranian diplomatic mission in Copenhagen a day earlier.

The Foreign Ministry slammed the move as a violation of international norms and Denmark’s domestic laws, criticizing the Danish government’s failure to provide security for Iranian Embassy staff, Qassemi said.

The Iranian official further said Copenhagen was urged to take “resolute and responsible” action against the intruders, and subsequently announce the results.

The Danish diplomat was also told that the repetition of such attacks and Copenhagen’s failure to seriously address the assaults could “harm the growing ties between the two countries, and would definitely elicit an appropriate response [from Tehran],” Qassemi added.
According to Qassemi, the Danish envoy, in turn, denounced the attack as “unacceptable,” pledging to follow up on the issue and announce the results.

This is not the first time Iran’s diplomatic premises are violated in Denmark.

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