MEK Iran: Mullahs Under Pressure so Resort to Threats Over Charged Diplomat
The Iranian regime is worried about the impending trial of one of its official terrorists, masquerading as an Iranian diplomat. The trial of Asadollah Assadi in Belgium next month could see an Iranian diplomat convicted of terrorism charges for the first time in its history. The fact that Assadi was acting under orders from an Iranian government ministry, the Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS), is enough to make the optics very bad for the mullahs and their corrupt regime. Because they have no concept of a society ruled by law rather than fear, they are acting as if they can get their way over Assadi’s trial through threats against the Belgian government.
Belgian experts: the shock wave caused by the bomb could have extended over a hundred meters, claiming numerous victims and creating a potentially fatal panic movement given the number of people present.#MEK #Iran https://t.co/Vihck8lA6j pic.twitter.com/R6jMWc7fX1
— MEK Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq) (@MEK_Iran) October 10, 2020
Assadi was arrested in Germany two years ago after a multi-nation operation foiled an attempt to blow up the National Council of Resistance of Iran’s NCRI annual “Free Iran” rally which had been planned to take place near Paris, France. Assadi used others to do the dirty work. He just gave them the bomb to plant, but the plan didn’t work. If it had, hundreds of people including many foreign dignitaries may have lost their lives.
Assadi has never commented directly on the charges against him, but that hasn’t stopped him from making veiled and sinister threats during interrogation by Belgian police. Transcripts that have been revealed of the conversation between Assadi and police after he was handed over by German authorities to the Belgians show that he had warned of “possible retaliation by unidentified groups if he is found guilty.” He was heard saying directly that [the Belgian government] “do not realize what is going to happen, in the event of an unfavorable verdict.” He went on to say that armed groups in Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, and Yemen were ‘watching from the sidelines to see if Belgium would support them or not.’”
#Iranian diplomat warned of retaliation over Belgian bomb plot trial: An Iranian diplomat charged in Belgium with planning to bomb a meeting of the #MEK in France warned authorities of possible retaliation by unidentified groups. https://t.co/0DF0gJ3h9w #FreeIran2020
— MEK Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq) (@MEK_Iran) October 12, 2020
These threats are standard fare for the Iranian regime, which rules through a combination of fear and oppression in Iran. These tactics don’t necessarily work elsewhere, of course, ad the whole episode may become a spectacular own goal as the trial is surely going to uncover the connections between the would-be bombers and the regime’s Ministry of Intelligence. Assadi’s role in the Iranian Embassy in Vienna was in fact to supervise MOIS activity in Europe.
Rudy Giuliani, former Mayor of New York City, delivers his speech as he attends the National Council of Resistance of #Iran (NCRI), meeting in Villepinte, near Paris, France, June 30, 2018. REUTERS/Regis Duvignauhttps://t.co/Bhmi4wGFAi#IStandWithMaryamRajavi#FreeIran2018 pic.twitter.com/IS9Z4rugOY
— Iran Freedom (@4FreedominIran) June 30, 2018
The bombing plot was conceived in frustration after the regime has seen the survival of the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK Iran / PMOI) as an effective organization after their transfer from Baghdad to Albania and the upsurge in protests against them on home soil. This frustration led to the failed assassination attempt of the NCRI’s president-elect, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, as well as hundreds of supporters of the (MEK Iran / PMOI), at the Villepinte (France) rally and foreign guests.
Mrs. Rajavi has testified at court proceedings, providing evidence of the link between the highest levels of the Iranian regime (Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, and President Hassan Rouhani) and the people now being tried. Mrs. Rajavi has emphasized that those individuals in Iran who ordered the bombing should be brought to justice and tried for their role in the plot.
Supporters of @Maryam_Rajavi, president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of #Iran (NCRI), attend a rally in Villepinte, near Paris, France, June 30, 2018. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau#IStandWithMaryamRajavi#FreeIran2018https://t.co/CQ0WL4Kx7H pic.twitter.com/xC18WMkkOu
— Iran Freedom (@4FreedominIran) June 30, 2018
Mrs. Rajavi has repeatedly told the E.U. that an appeasement approach to the Iranian regime doesn’t work. They simply believe that they can threaten European powers with impunity and alter the course of justice through their threats. She says that the Iranian regime must be dealt with firmly. Embassies should be closed down and any mercenaries like Assadi should not be allowed to get away with their crimes.