Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen confirmed on Tuesday evening that the US has asked Denmark to contribute more to the international effort to fight Isis.
“Normally we don’t comment on which requests we have received from other countries but in this case, the US has itself said that it will contact its allies and thus I can confirm that Denmark has also been contacted,” Jensen told Jyllands-Posten.
Jensen said that the Danish government was “positively considering” the request.
After the new request from the US, Jensen said Denmark “has an obligation” to look at how it can increase its military efforts.
“They [the Americans, ed.] are asking for help to fight ISIL [another name for Isis, ed.] and it isn’t limited to a single geographic area. ISIL is a threat to our way of life in Denmark. We have seen with the terror attacks in both Beirut and Paris that ISIL has the ability and unfortunately also the will to attack other countries,” he told Politiken.
have also been asked by the Americans to increase their military contributions.