Iran is according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs behind two murders committed on Dutch territory. The murders took place in 2015 and 2017.

The ministry says this Tuesday on the basis of information from the AIVD and foreign intelligence services.

The murders are partly the reason for the sanctions imposed by the European Union on Tuesday against two Iranian persons and the Iranian military intelligence service.

One of the murders was committed in Almere. Probably Ali Motamed, who was sentenced to death in Iran for his involvement in the biggest bomb attack in the country.

At this attack in Tehran in 1981, more than seventy members of the Republican Party were killed. In 2015, the man, who was actually called Mohammad Reza Kolahi Samadi, was liquidated.

Iran has denied any involvement in the liquidations, the ministry states in a press statement. The sanctions that have been imposed mean that the assets and other "financial assets are frozen".