Published On: Wed, Oct 31st, 2018

Israeli Mossad foiled an Iranian attack in Denmark

10 days after a number of suspects were arrested, the counterterrorism was revealed the Israeli intelligence organization is responsible for thwarting the terrorist attack planned by Iran

Director of the Mossad, Yossi Cohen (Photo Gil Yohanan)


The Israeli Mossad is responsible for foiling the terror attack planned by Iran in Denmark and was revealed Tuesday. According to the report in Denmark, the Iranian intelligence services tried to hit the leader of the local branch of the Arab Liberation Organization Ahvaz, a city in western Iran.

The attack was thwarted three weeks ago when a vehicle carrying three Iranian citizens was seized. One of them was also a local citizen. Explosives and explosives were found in their vehicles. Denmark now requires the EU to impose stronger economic sanctions on Iran and has asked its ambassador to return back home to Denmark.

“I have recalled Denmark’s ambassador in Tehran for consultations… Denmark can in no way accept that people with ties to Iran’s intelligence service plot attacks against people in Denmark,” Danish Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen told reporters.

He added: “It is the Iranian government, it is the Iranian state that is behind.”

The same day Samuelsen’s announcement, Finn Borch Andersen, the head of Denmark’s intelligence service PET claimed his agency believed the Teheran “was planning an attack in Denmark” against three Iranians suspected of belonging to the Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahvaz.

A senior Israeli official said that the Mossad provided Danish security services with information which led to the arrest of the suspected Iranian terror cell operating in Scandinavia.

Three months ago, a similar Iranian attack was thwarted in Paris with the close assistance of the Israeli Mossad. The incident occurred in June in a town near Paris. The terror cell, headed by an Iranian diplomat based in Vienna, planned to attack a conference of opponents of the Tehran regime that was to be held in the French town.

Mossad agents, together with their Belgian, French and German counterparts, conducted a hunt that crossed several countries. The activity, which included follow-up, citations and listening, led to the capture of members of the terror cell with communications and explosive devices.

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