Friday, January 14, 2022

An assertion that the US was tricked by Russia into thinking Denmark was interested in selling Greenland


Denmark warned on Thursday of a rising espionage threat from Russia, China, Iran and others


The report cited a 2019 incident of a forged letter purporting to be from Greenland's foreign minister to a U.S. senator saying an independence referendum was in the offing.

"It is highly likely that the letter was fabricated and shared on the Internet by Russian influence agents, who wanted to create confusion and a possible conflict between Denmark, the USA and Greenland," it said.

From 2019:

[Tom] Cotton last week also told a group in Arkansas that he urged the president to buy Greenland and met with the Danish ambassador about selling Greenland to the U.S.


President Donald Trump has expressed interest in purchasing Greenland, which is an autonomous region of Denmark. Last week, Trump canceled a visit to Denmark, after Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen called the idea “absurd.”