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Danish Lawmakers Cancel Iran Trip Over Cartoons

by | 16th, February 2008

MOHAMMED cartoons in Denmark:

A group of Danish lawmakers has canceled a trip to Iran because Tehran demanded they condemn the reprinting of Prophet Muhammad cartoons in newspapers, a spokeswoman said Saturday.

Ten members of the parliament’s Foreign Policy Committee, including Denmark’s former foreign minister Mogens Lykketoft, were scheduled to visit Iran between Feb. 18 and Feb. 21.

Mette Vestergaard, a committee official, confirmed the cancellation. “The Iranian ambassador asked the Foreign Policy Committee to condemn the drawings. They can’t and they won’t,” she said without giving more details.

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