MEK Iran: Appeasement of the Iranian Regime is Counterproductive
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) the new US administration appears to be heading for similar policies as its European allies as far as relationships with the theocratic regime in Iran are concerned, i.e. basically a policy of appeasement.
Human rights abuses and violations of the JCPOA
The EU in particular has basically turned a blind eye over recent years to whatever human rights abuses and violations of the JCPOA nuclear agreement have occurred.
The Iranian opposition has consistently called for a more hard-line approach to the Iranian regime, stating that a policy of appeasement would be ultimately counterproductive as all it does is provide the regime with reason to continue their interference in external power struggles and their repression of any kind of dissidence at home.
The opportunity to strike a more realistic approach to the regime must come after an analysis of what the trial of Iranian diplomat-cum-terrorist must have shown European authorities, i.e. that the Iranian regime would not stoop to anything in order to interfere with normal life in Europe in an attempt to silence its main opposition movement, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), and the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).
The trial of Iranian diplomat Assodallah Assadi is in fact a first. No other Iranian diplomat has been tried in a European criminal court, let alone on a terrorism charge. The court case is expected to reach a decision on February 3rd in Belgium and it is widely expected that Assadi will be sentenced to a minimum of 20 years in prison with his three accomplices expected to receive slightly fewer years in prison.
The evidence against Assadi and his three accomplices is compelling. Assadi was in fact caught red-handed as was the Belgian Iranian couple who were paid to plant the bomb that could have resulted in a higher fatality rate than any other terrorist attack on European soil.
Mullahs regime organized the deadly attack
European authorities should take note of this trial, especially the fact that Belgian prosecutors and the Iranian opposition organization, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) have both come to the conclusion that beyond the four people tried, the real culprits are those in the Iranian regime who planned and organized the deadly attack. If justice was really to be done, then Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, its President, Hassan Rouhani, and its foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, would all be standing trial for their part in this and many other attacks.
The facts surrounding the Asadi case show that the regime in Iran will not deviate from their current path unless they are forced to. The EU needs to understand that continuing with a policy of appeasement just doesn’t work with this regime. In fact, it is counterproductive.
The abridged version of an article written by Mahmoud Hakamian for the NCRI.
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