According to local media, Iran summoned Denmark’s ambassador to Tehran on Saturday in response to the most recent Quran burning in the nation.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry summoned Jesper Vahr and expressed Tehran’s displeasure at the burning of the Muslim holy book in Copenhagen, Denmark.
According to a ministry source, the act of burning sacred scriptures “can never be justified under the pretext of freedom of expression.”
It demanded responsibility for both offenders and governments that enable such atrocities to occur.
“We believe that if the Danish government had acted responsibly and effectively in the face of insults to Islamic sanctities, we would not have witnessed such an offensive act today,” added the official.
Vahr expressed sadness for the event and noted that Denmark’s foreign minister had criticised the Quran’s destruction.
The ambassador called contempt for other religions “shameful” and stated that the Danish government has distanced itself from such divisive behaviour.
He pledged to quickly communicate Iran’s protest message to Copenhagen officials.
Members of Denmark’s anti-Islamic and ultra-nationalist “Danske Patrioter (Danish Patriots)” marginal group, which had previously attacked the Turkish flag and the Quran in front of the Turkish Embassy in Copenhagen, burned the Quran in front of the Iraqi Embassy in the Danish capital on Friday, under police protection.