Denmark calls for further EU sanctions on Iran after foiled assassination plot

Denmark.jpgYesterday, the Government of Denmark announced that it will be (inter alia) “heading efforts to have the EU discuss the need for further sanctions against Iran” after Danish security and intelligence services foiled a plot on behalf of an Iranian intelligence agency to “assassinate a person on Danish soil”. Denmark will also be recalling its ambassador in Tehran.

The Foreign Ministers of the Nordic countries – Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, and Denmark – have issued a Joint Statement on the matter.

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC has a wide ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. As the most recent (2016) Chambers & Partners directory put it, she "owns the world of sanctions". She spent 2011-12 in New York at Columbia Law School lecturing and writing on sanctions. She represents and advises hundreds of companies and individuals before the European and English courts and has acted in most of the leading cases, including Kadi, Tay Za, Central Bank of Iran, NITC and IRISL.

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