Four Iranian secret service agents have asked for political asylum in Denmark, TV2 television reported on Sunday.
It said the four arrived separately in the European country after leaving the Republic of Iran in March and travelling through Ankara in Turkey and Frankfurt in Germany.
They had diplomatic passports, and have been giving the Danish secret service, (PET) information about 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.
The report added that the Iranian officers also provided details of three death sentences ordered by the Iranian government against the son of the late Shah of Iran, Reza Pahlavi, Allreza Nurizared, a journalist living in London, and the unnamed creator of an Internet site for Iranian exiles.
It also 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 rotating presidency of the European Union, according to AFP.
Meanwhile, on Friday, thousands of Iranian exiles protested outside the Danish parliament against an EU decision to place the armed opposition group, Peoples Mujahadeen, on a blacklist of terror groups. (Albawaba.com)