TEHRAN – Iran on Friday lashed out at Denmark for failing to ensure the security of the Islamic Republic’s embassy and ambassador in Copenhagen after an armed assailant broke into the diplomatic site.
In a phone call with Iranian Ambassador to Copenhagen Afsaneh Nadipour, Foreign Minister Hussein Amir-Abdollahian said it was a shame that a “female ambassador with diplomatic impunity in the heart of Europe” had come under attack.
He also criticized the Danish police for their belated response to the intrusion.
The envoy then briefed the foreign minister on the circumstances surrounding the attack, saying, “After trespassing on the embassy’s premises, the assailant, carrying a cold weapon, started to threaten, terrorize and cause damage to the vehicles in the parking lot of the embassy.”
“Unfortunately, despite the previous official warnings, the Danish police arrived at the embassy with considerable delay,” Nadipour added.