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Tuesday 20th March 2018

Iran Points Finger at Israel for Denmark Plot

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7Dnews London

Tue, 06 Nov 2018 16:27 GMT

An alleged Iranian plot to kill an opposition activist in Denmark is an Israeli conspiracy according to Iran’s intelligence minister, who added that the aim was to harm Tehran's relation with the European Union.

The minister, Mahmoud Alavi, said on November 5th that the "Zionist regime" was behind the plot. He did not provide any further details.

According to authorities in Denmark, a police operation in September was the result of an Iranian plot to kill an opposition activist. The suspect in the case, a Norwegian citizen of Iranian descent, has denied wrongdoing and is currently being held in pre-trial custody until November 8th.

According to AP, the operation was linked to a separatist Iranian Arab group that Tehran has blamed for a September attack on a military parade. The attack took place in the city of Ahvaz and killed at least 25 people.


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