PEJOURNAL – The Danish Foreign Ministry has summoned the Saudi ambassador in connection with the terrorist charges against three members of the Al-Ahwaziyah terrorist group in Denmark.
According to Danish police, the three have been prosecuted for financing and promoting terrorism in Iran, as well as cooperating with the Saudi intelligence service for about four months.
The men are members of the Al-Ahwaziyah terrorist group and live in Canada, who spied for the Saudi intelligence service between 2012 and 2018.
Danish Foreign Minister Yepe Kofoud pointed out that Saudi Arabia’s spying against Iran has led to the summoning of the Saudi ambassador: “We do not accept such activities under any circumstances, and our ambassador in Riyadh has shared this message directly with the Saudi authorities.”
Finnish intelligence director Finn Bosch Anderson also warned that; “It is in no way acceptable for foreign countries and their intelligence services to bring their conflicts to Denmark and exploit Denmark as a base for financing and supporting terrorism.”
The Danish foreign minister stressed that the new charges were “very serious”.
The Al-Ahwaziyah terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack on the Iranian Armed Forces parade in the city of Ahvaz in September 2016. The attack killed 24 people, including several civilians, and injured 60 others.