Iran summons Danish envoy to protest Quran burning in Copenhagen

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Iran’s foreign ministry summoned the Danish ambassador to protest against “the desecration of the Quran in Copenhagen,” the ministry tweeted on Saturday.


On Friday, a man set fire to a book purported to be the Quran on a square across from the Iraqi Embassy in Copenhagen.

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“Book burning in Europe is reminiscent of the dark ages of ignorance... Silence in the face of such a heinous cultural crime will only lead to violence and promotion of terrorism,” Iranian media quoted a senior foreign ministry official as saying.

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