Norway decided to expel a Russian diplomat amid espionage allegations, the country’s Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

Norwegian broadcaster NRK reported the ministry as saying that the diplomat works at the Russian embassy and has been declared persona non grata.

Norwegian police on Monday arrested a Norwegian citizen over charges of carrying information to a Russian spy.

“The man is accused of having handed information to a foreign state that could harm basic national interests,” the Norwegian Police Security Service said on Twitter.

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