Saudi Arabia’s role in the spy case is unacceptable, says Jeppe Kofod.
The sensational developments in the Ringsted spy case led Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod to convene Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Denmark, Fahad bin Maayouf Al Ruwaily, to a meeting with the Foreign Ministry’s political director on Wednesday.
It states the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in one Press release.
Earlier on Wednesday, the PET and Central and West Zealand Police reported that three Iranian members of the exile groupASMLA is charged with supporting terror and receiving funding from one Saudi intelligence service in the period 2012-2018.
These are very serious new charges, like the authorities To day have published. The new charges make an already unacceptable case even more serious and require a clear onereaction, says Jeppe Kofod.
Minister: That is unacceptable
The three Danish-Iranians from Ringsted are already charged with spying in Denmark on behalf of Saudi Arabia and for commemorating a terrorist attack in Iran on September 22, 2018.
On the Danish side, you will not accept such activities, says Jeppe Kofod.
– Today it has been made crystal clear to the Saudi Ambassador on the Danish side that we will not, under any circumstances, accept such activities, and our Ambassador in Riyadh has repeated the same message directly to the Saudi authorities. I also intend to raise the matter myself with the Saudi Foreign Minister, says Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod.
Intended to spy on Saudi Arabia
The case of the three Danish-Iranians residing in Ringsted has taken one sensational turning since 2018 where they came under bodyguard protection of PET.
It was due to their activities in the organization ASMLA. It is fighting to make the Ahwaz region of southwestern Iran an independent Arab state.