Washington, DC - Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke by phone with Danish Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen. They discussed Denmark’s public announcement of an arrest related to an Iranian plot to assassinate members of an Iranian dissident group living in Denmark.

They also discussed the importance of strong collective EU action to hold Iran accountable for its continued use of terrorism on European soil. Secretary Pompeo praised Denmark’s swift and strong response and reiterated that the U.S. maximum pressure campaign against Iran is in response to this type of abhorrent behavior from the Iranian regime. Secretary Pompeo stressed that the United States stands with our European allies and partners in addressing the threat of the Iranian regime’s support for terrorism.