Iran summons Danish ambassador over Mohammed cartoon

Other News Materials 14 February 2008 14:12 (UTC +04:00)

(dpa) - The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Thursday summoned the Danish ambassador to Tehran over the re-publication of a controversial cartoon depicting the Prophet Mohammed wearing a bomb as a turban.

Condemning the move, the Foreign Ministry in Tehran called on the Danish government to confront "such renewed insults" which it termed contrary to both humanitarian and democratic norms, Fars news agency reported.

Leading Danish newspapers Wednesday re-published the cartoon, a day after police said they had prevented an alleged plot to kill the cartoonist, Dane Kurt Westergaard. The cartoons sparked violent protests in 2006.