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Tight security during Arctic summit

Terrorism threat levels remain “serious” as Arctic foreign ministers gather in Nuuk

Even in a place as peaceful as Greenland, security takes high priority when world leaders meet. Planning for the Arctic Council’s meeting in Nuuk has left nothing to chance, and the whole event has been prepared with military precision.

According to the agency’s Centre for Terrorism Analysis, the threat level against Denmark is “serious”, due primarily to the 2005 publication of drawings of the prophet Mohammed by daily newspaper Jyllands-Posten.

The centre, however, stated increased efforts to prevent terrorism in recent years “has made it more difficult to attack high profile and protected targets”. The analysis, however, does not specifically apply to Greenland.

The Arctic Council will be meeting less than two weeks after the killing of Osama bin Laden by US forces. Danish officials, however, said they had no plans to change the threat level as a result.

Danish security agency PET has declined to comment about its preparations ahead of the summit.

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