MEK Iran: EU Officials Should Stop Appeasing the Iranian Regime
The Iranian regime, described by many as the biggest state sponsor of terrorism in the world, has been involved with so many malign acts, but somehow it manages to remain unscathed.
Links between the Iranian regime and Al-Qaeda
Take for example the documents that were found after the killing of Osama bin Laden in 2011. The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran) reported that there was a huge mountain of evidence showing links between the Iranian regime and Al-Qaeda. Yet many Western policymakers dismissed it, saying that each represented different Islamic sects.
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No doubt because of the international community turning a blind eye, the Iranian regime and Al-Qaeda pursued an even closer relationship. Iran soon became the base for Al-Qaeda’s terrorist plotting.
European officials downplaying the threat posed by the regime
It is unfathomable that the West could ignore such alarming intelligence and let the regime continue. European officials in particular have been downplaying the threat posed by the regime, despite a number of foiled terrorist plots, including the regime’s attempt to bomb the Free Iran gathering just outside Paris in June 2018.
Had the attack against its opposition gone ahead, the regime would have killed and/or severely injured hundreds, if not thousands of people, including many high-level officials and diplomats from across the world.
Iranian diplomat terrorist
Assadollah Assadi, an Iranian diplomat, was arrested and put on trial in Belgium at the end of November last year along with three accomplices. The verdict is due to be announced on 4th February.
What is disappointing is that very little attention has been paid to the case considering that it would have been a major attack had it not been foiled.
With regards to why the EU is trying to downplay the situation, it has been argued that many do not want to provoke the “hardliners” – rather they would like to appease the “moderates” that claim to oppose the malign activity carried out by the other faction.
But when will the EU realize that there is no such thing as moderation within the regime? The hardliners and the moderates work together on this act that has successfully managed to deceive the international community for years. Moderation simply does not exist within the regime.
— Iran Freedom (@4FreedominIran) April 19, 2019
The EU should look at the facts, especially those that have been confirmed during the trial. The regime has been increasing its terrorist activity on European soil for years now. And the evidence suggests that the highest powers are not only allowing this but ordering it. The Iranian Foreign Ministry included.
Stop Iran’s terrorist networks
So far, Europe has largely managed to foil the regime’s terrorist attacks and assassinations but firm policy must be adopted to put an end to it for good. Sanctions would be the first step to stop Iran’s terrorist networks from being able to operate on European soil. It must make it clear that such belligerence will not be tolerated.
Iran’s embassies abroad are used to facilitate terror plots, to plan, organize and arrange them. Shutting these down, like many are calling for, would be the ideal start to show Iran it will not be allowed to continue.