The European Union has agreed to enact sanctions against Iran’s intelligence agency “for its assassination plots on European soil,” Danish foreign minister, Anders Samuelsen, said on Tuesday.
In a tweet posted early Tuesday morning, Anders added that it was a “strong signal from the EU that we will not accept such behaviour in Europe.”
Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen tweeted shortly after, saying the EU’s decision was “very encouraging.”
“(The) EU stands united,” he said, adding that Iran’s actions were “unacceptable and must have consequences.”
Denmark has been particularly vocal about its support for the EU sanctions after officials said in October last year they had uncovered an Iranian-backed assassination plot on Danish soil.
The plot was carried out by a Norwegian citizen of Iranian background, who had ties to Iran’s intelligence agency, and planned to assassinate an Iranian-Arab opposition activist in Denmark, officials claimed.