The Danish Atlantic Council says it has cancelled a US government-sponsored seminar on Nato and transatlantic relations after the US Embassy in Denmark allegedly banned an American academic known for being critical of President Donald Trump from speaking there. The Danish organisation said Sunday in a statement that “regrettably” the US ambassador to Denmark, Carla Sands, “did not want Mr (Stanley) Sloan’s participation” in the event that the US government was co-organising and sponsoring. I am overwhelmed by the support I have been receiving after my participation in celebration of NATO's 70th anniversary was vetoed by the American Ambassador to Denmark. In the interest of free speech, you can see the draft of my intended lecture here: https://t.co/S2eiZ9J5yy — Stanley R. Sloan - Defense of the West (@srs2_) December 7, 2019 Sloan, a senior fellow with the Atlantic Council in the US, was among several invited speakers for the “Celebrating Nato’s 70th Anniversary” conference scheduled in Copenhagen’s Frederiksberg Palace on Tuesday. Lars Bangert Struwe, the head of the Danish Atlantic Council, said “we have all the time known that Mr Sloan has a critical approach towards President Donald Trump. It is no secret – especially when following his Twitter and Facebook profile.” He added, however, that the organisation never doubted that Sloan would deliver “unpolitical and objective lecture”. The US Embassy said on its Twitter account that the “proposed last-minute inclusion” of Sloan into the conference did not comply with the “agreement that we followed when recruiting all other speakers.” Mr. Stanley Sloan’s proposed last-minute inclusion in the program by @AtlantDK did not follow the same deliberative process of joint decision-making and agreement that we followed when recruiting all other speakers. — U.S. Embassy Denmark (@usembdenmark) December 8, 2019 In his Twitter reply, Sloan said he was sorry that the US Embassy objected to his inclusion, since he was “an experienced public diplomacy lecturer who always represents his country well”. The State Department did not immediately comment on the situation.