Iran firmly denies secret service agents seeking asylum in Denmark
Iran’s foreign ministry on Monday denied foreign press reports that four Iranian secret service agents have asked for political asylum in Denmark, IRNA news agency reported.
Spokesman Hamid-Reza Asefi said the "tendentious report," carried by TV2 television in Denmark last month, was "completely false" and "aimed at straining ties between Iran and the European Union" just before Copenhagen takes over the rotating presidency of the European Union (EU).
Last month, TV2 television said four Iranian secret service agents arrived in Denmark after leaving the Islamic Republic of Iran in March and requested political asylum.
They had diplomatic passports, and have been giving Danish intelligence information regarding links between Iranian groups living in Denmark and the Iranian secret services, said TV2, citing a former Iranian secret service agent living in Denmark under a false name.
It added that the Iranians, one of whom was a section chief, had chosen Denmark for their asylum request because it is shortly to take over the presidency of the European Union (EU). (Albawaba.com)