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ASMLA Holds Conference in Copenhagen Against Iran’s Terrorism

ASMLA Holds Conference in Copenhagen Against Iran’s Terrorism

Sunday, 25 November, 2018 - 08:30
Danish policemen stand guard in front of the city court in Copenhagen, Denmark, on March 10, 2016. (AFP/SCANPIX DENMARK/Emil Hougaard)

One month after foiling an assassination attempt against one of its leaders in the Danish capital, Copenhagen, the Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahwaz (ASMLA) held on Saturday its annual conference entitled, “Ahwaz Against Iranian Terrorism,” to shed light on menaces caused by Tehran’s terrorism, both at the international and regional levels.

Arab and foreign politicians and lawyers from 20 states attended on Saturday the first of a two-day conference to discuss issues related to the Ahwaz and the failed assassination attempt against members of the group in Denmark one month ago.

ASMLA spokesperson Yaghub Hur Totsari told Asharq Al-Awsat that the conference aims to introduce the Danish and European publish opinion to the Iranian regime terrorism.

He said Tehran was exerting state terrorism against local entities, a phenomenon currently spreading to Europe.

The conference comes amid rising tension between the Scandinavian state and Tehran over Copenhagen's assertion that Tehran tried to kill members of the ASMLA on Danish soil.

Last Tuesday, Denmark said its ambassador would return to Iran, three weeks after he was recalled over the foiled assassination attempts.

Tehran had accused the ASMLA of standing behind an attack on a military parade in the Iranian city of Ahwaz on September 22nd, killing 24 people.

Late last month, the Danish Security and Intelligence Service (PET) arrested a Norwegian man of Iranian origin for planning to carry out an assassination in Denmark.

Danish media outlets quoted on Friday a police statement confirming that the ASMLA conference would be held in the Danish capital under strict security measures.

A police official said the situation was under control during the weekend, adding that several checkpoints were placed near the Park Inn by Radisson hotel in Copenhagen, where the conference is held.

​On its first day, the conference presented a political committee that documented the impact of the Ahwaz case and its importance on the security, Arab and national levels in addition to means to enhance the Arab commitment towards their case.

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