MEK Iran: Hope That Assadi Verdict Will Prompt EU to Take Firm Action Against Mullahs Terrorist Regime
The verdict for the case of Iranian terrorist-diplomat Assadollah Assadi is due to be announced next week, according to reports tallied by Iran’s main opposition, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), and the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).
Verdict to be announced against mullahs regime’s terrorist activity
There is a lot hinging on the verdict and there are a lot of hopes that it will lead to the European Union adopting tougher policies with regards to the regime’s terrorist activity.
The regime has remained very silent about the case over the past few months, but the Foreign Ministry broke its silence a few days ago. It basically denied playing a part in the terror plot.
The spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry implied that Assadi was somehow set up by the MEK (the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran – PMOI / MEK Iran– the main opposition to the Iranian regime). Yet during the trial, witness affidavits attest to the bomb being powerful enough to kill huge numbers.
Assadi was working with approval Ali Khamenei and Rohani
This was no setup or lone attacker – Assadi was clearly working with state approval and assistance. In any case, why on earth would the MEK want to kill or injure its members and supporters, including the influential high-profile politicians and dignitaries that came from both sides of the Atlantic to lend their support?
The Iranian regime never decided to sacrifice Assadi or accuse him of being a lone agent. Instead, they have tried to protect him and have taken steps to get the trial in Belgium to be halted. Regime officials have even visited him in prison. The latest tactic is going back to the argument that he has a diplomatic status so his arrest is unlawful.
Mullah’s regime is accountable for its terror and belligerence.
Diplomatic immunity does not extend itself to the whole European Union, nor does it apply when there is a clear threat to national security, so the regime’s actions are all the more desperate.
Although there are hopes that Assadi will get the 20-year maximum sentence, there are bigger hopes that his conviction will lead to broader efforts to hold the regime accountable for its terror and belligerence.
Assadi was near or at the top of the regime’s network of terrorist assets and there is evidence suggesting that officials at the highest levels of the regime were involved with the plot against the Iranian Resistance, including Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, President Rouhani, and the Supreme Leader.
EU must close the regime’s centers of terrorism and espionage
It is of course positive news that the European authorities have been able to arrest and charge Assadi and several of his accomplices, but it is even more important for the EU to recognize the threat that the regime poses and put an end to its terrorist activity before plots are hatched. It is no exaggeration to say that there will almost certainly be a continuance of terrorist activity in the future.
Many agree that the most crucial step, for now, is to close the regime’s centers of terrorism and espionage – its embassies, with immediate effect. It is also important that the regime’s agents are prevented from moving freely across Europe. Most importantly, the regime must understand that European authorities will hold the regime accountable.