MEK Iran: Trial of Assadi Reveals How Mullahs Regime Paid Millions to Eliminate Opposition Leaders
The mullahs’ regime has been so afraid of losing its support in recent years that it has spent millions of dollars of the country’s wealth trying to suppress and eliminate the main Iranian opposition, The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran). This money should have been spent on relieving rampant poverty that has spread throughout the country. This misuse of money has come to light in the trial of the regime’s diplomat-terrorist, Assadollah Assadi, in Belgium, which revealed how much was spent on organizing the bomb attack on the main Iranian opposition, (NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran) gathering that took place at a venue just outside Paris in 2018.
https://t.co/fDw1tKXyUQ: On June 30, 2018, a sophisticated bomb should have exploded during a meeting of the #NCRI a coalition of movements opposed to the authorities in Tehran. The attack plan had been foiled by extremists. #MEK #Iran https://t.co/Vihck8lA6j
— MEK Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq) (@MEK_Iran) October 10, 2020
Iranian regime’s terrorist-diplomat
Assadi and his 3 accomplices, Nasimeh Naami, Amir Saadouni, and Mehrdad Arefani, were held responsible for the thwarted attack and were arrested in 2018, just before the bombing was to take place on June 30th. There is clear evidence that shows the attack was prompted by the regime and funds were made available to enable it to happen.
Since his arrest, Arefani, by the orders of Assadi and the regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS), has denied his relationship with the regime and other terrorists.
Mullahs regime paid millions to eliminate opposition leaders
However, documents related to both police and prosecutorial investigations revealed that the MOIS had transferred more than 226,000 Euros in cash to Arefani’s accounts.
Evidence also shows that between 2012 and 2016, Mehrdad Arefani made 179 cash deposits into his account amounting to the value of 12,995 Euros. Also, between 2017 and 2018, 62 cash deposits were made by Arefani into his bank account worth 28,409.50 Euros.
While in Belgium, Arefani had claimed he was not employed in those years but received unemployment welfare from the Belgian government. He said the money in his bank account from his father and a friend who lent him some money.
prosecutorial investigations revealed
An investigation revealed that under Article 43c of the Belgium Criminal Code there was too much of a discrepancy between what was in Arefani’s bank account and what there should have been given his unemployed position in the country.
Saadouni and his wife, Naami, were also given large sums of money from the regime. The prosecutor revealed that at the last meeting on June 28th between Assadi and the couple in Luxembourg, Naami was given the bomb, a new SIM card, and 180,000 Euros. On June 26th, 19,000 Euros was transferred to the couple’s account to pay for a deposit on a 54,000 Euro Mercedes car.
The regime has been using Iran’s wealth to finance terrorist activities
For decades the regime has been using Iran’s wealth to finance terrorist activities. When the first anniversary of the assassination of Qassem Soleimani was remembered, leaders of terrorist groups, like Lebanese Hezbollah, thanked Soleimani for the support he had provided.
Nasrallah saluted Soleimani for paying 12 months of rent and other living expenses to families whose homes were lost in Lebanon during the 33-day war. In May 2020, Heshmatullah Felahatpisheh, who used to be the Chairman of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of the regime’s parliament, said that Syria had received $30 billion from the regime.
The EU should sanction Zarif
The European Union leaders should think again about their attitude toward the regime and stop the prioritizing of economic relations with Tehran. The EU should immediately sanction Zarif, his ministry, and all other officials of the regime for their involvement in terrorism.