Iran holds off sending ambassador to Sweden in protest over Koran incident

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Iran holds off sending ambassador to Sweden in protest over Koran incident

Iran has announced that it will not send a new ambassador to Sweden as a form of protest against the burning of a Koran outside a mosque in Stockholm. The incident occurred on the first day of the Muslim Eid al Adha holidays when a man tore up and burned the holy book. The man responsible for the act has been charged by Swedish police with agitation against an ethnic or national group. He identified himself as an Iraqi refugee seeking to ban the Koran. Iran’s foreign ministry summoned Sweden’s charge d’affaires to express their condemnation of the incident, considering it an insult to Islamic sanctities. Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian stated on Twitter that the process of dispatching a new ambassador to Sweden has been put on hold due to the Swedish government’s permit for the desecration of the Holy Koran. However, he did not specify the duration of Iran’s decision to refrain from sending an ambassador to Sweden.

While Swedish police have rejected several recent applications for anti-Koran demonstrations, courts have overruled those decisions, citing the infringement of freedom of speech. In the case of Wednesday’s demonstration, Swedish police granted the permit, acknowledging that it may have foreign policy consequences. However, they deemed the security risks and consequences associated with the Koran burning not significant enough to reject the application.

In conclusion, Iran’s decision to withhold the appointment of a new ambassador to Sweden serves as a protest against the burning of a Koran outside a mosque in Stockholm. The incident has sparked controversy and condemnation, with Iran expressing its outrage and summoning Sweden’s charge d’affaires. The Swedish government’s decision to issue a permit for the demonstration has been met with criticism, as courts have previously ruled against similar anti-Koran demonstrations. The duration of Iran’s decision to refrain from sending an ambassador to Sweden remains unspecified.

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