The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned the Saudi ambassador to Copenhagen on Wednesday, and delivered a memorandum of protest against him against the background of a case of espionage in favor of Saudi Arabia, in which, last February, three Iranians were charged in Denmark.
A statement by the Danish Foreign Minister, Yepe Koffod, said that the Saudi ambassador was "clearly informed that we will in no way accept such activities, and our ambassador in Saudi Arabia immediately conveyed the same message to the Saudi authorities," noting that "new accusations are very dangerous."
This came after the Danish police announced - in a statement - the presence of prosecutions against "three people, on suspicion of inciting terrorism and its financing in Iran, including dealing with a Saudi intelligence service."
The three suspects reside in Denmark, and they are members of the "Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahwaz" which is based in the Netherlands and Denmark, and have been prosecuted since February on suspicion of spying for Saudi Arabia between 2012 and 2018.
The Dutch foreign minister, Steff Block, summoned the Saudi ambassador to his country in February, on suspicion of a link to Saudi Arabia with what is known as the Ahwaz Liberation Movement, where the Netherlands also arrested another Iranian he resides in, on suspicion of planning to launch an attack in Iran and of belonging to a terrorist organization.
Investigators in Denmark believe that the three were targeted by an attempted assault in the fall of 2018 by the Iranian regime - which Tehran vehemently denies - in retaliation for an attack on the Ahwaz region in southwestern Iran in September, which killed 24.
"It is absolutely unacceptable that foreign countries and their intelligence services transmit their disputes to Denmark, and that Denmark uses a starting point to finance and support terrorism," Danish PNS Director Porsche Andersen said in a statement.