European Union puts Iranian intel agency on blacklist over foiled plots
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European Union puts Iranian intel agency on blacklist over foiled plots

Danish foreign minister says measures will send a strong signal to Tehran that Europe won’t accept attacks on Iranian dissidents on its territory

Danish Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen speaks with the media at the conclusion of an EU-ASEM summit in Brussels, October 19, 2018. (Alastair Grant/AP)
Danish Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen speaks with the media at the conclusion of an EU-ASEM summit in Brussels, October 19, 2018. (Alastair Grant/AP)

BRUSSELS — Danish Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen said the European Union has agreed to put an Iranian intelligence service on its terror list after Denmark and France alleged Iran was plotting to kill opposition activists on European soil.

Samuelsen said that EU government ministers on Tuesday “agreed to enact sanctions.”

He said it is a “strong signal from the EU that we will not accept such behavior in Europe.”

Paris alleges that Tehran’s Intelligence Ministry’s internal security section was linked to the alleged attempt to bomb a rally of opponents on June 30 outside Paris. The Danes say Iran in October was planning to kill in Denmark a member of the group that Tehran has blamed for a September 22 attack that killed at least 25 people.

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