MEK Iran: How an Iranian Diplomat Spread Terrorism Across Europe
The verdict for the Iranian regime’s imprisoned diplomat-terrorist, Assadollah Assadi, is coming closer. New information concerning his role as leader of the clerical regime’s terrorist network and espionage has just emerged which highlights the fact that terrorism in Europe promoted by the Iranian regime should be stopped.
The verdict of imprisoned diplomat-terrorist
Assadi and his 3 associates will on Thursday be told what their fate will be from a Belgium court. They were detained for attempting to bomb the 2018 “Free Iran” gathering of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran) in Paris, France.
Assadi was arrested on July 1st, 2018 by German authorities before he could flee to Austria, where he worked as the 3rd secretary at the regime’s embassy in Vienna.
The black notebook
The police discovered two notebooks in his car, one of which was green and the other was black. The black notebook contents included key information and codes related to the 2018 bomb plot.
The green notebook documented Assadi’s travel to 11 countries in Europe and it contained receipts for money he paid to his other partners.
The Sunday Express in Britain commented on the findings by saying “a green notebook, found in Assadollah Assadi’s car when he was arrested in Germany, meticulously detailed 289 places across 11 European countries where he is believed to have made contact with agents of the regime.” The paper also suggested that Assadi was the chief of the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence and Security base in Europe.
The Green notebook
The Express also revealed that Assadi’s green notebook listed 289 locations in Europe that were of interest to him which included stores, hotels, and restaurants. He also visited the following countries:
- the Czech Republic,
- the Netherlands,
Mr. Farzin Hashemi, as the Deputy Chairman of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), told the Express that this doubtful network set up by the regime should be made public and be dismantled and the EU should demand that Tehran would face serious disruption to its relations with Europe if it failed to stop its terrorist activities outside its home range.
Iranian Resistance’s key role in the major Iran protests
Assadi’s instructions from the regime to organize a bombing raid on the resistance movement’s rally is all due to the regime feeling humiliated by the Iranian Resistance’s key role in the major Iran protests in 2018 and its success in relocating the members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran) from Iraq to Albania. In the end, the bomb attack was stopped and European authorities arrested Assadi and his three partners, Amir Sadouni, Nasimeh Naami, and Mehrdad Arefani.
The Iranian regime’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, whose head is Mohammad Javad Zarif, enabled this terrorist crime to take place by awarding diplomatic privileges to Assadi.
Misuse of diplomatic passport
The Belgian prosecutors in the trial have reported that Assadi used a commercial airliner to transport 550 grams of TATP explosive from Tehran to Vienna. Because he had in his possession a diplomatic passport he wasn’t required to pass through the normal security checks.
Since being arrested and knowing there was good evidence to prove his role as a terrorism organizer, Assadi won’t cooperate with authorities even down to refusing to appear in the court, claiming his diplomatic immunity status.
The Belgians have considered Assadi’s status, but according to international law, he is accused of attempting murder so his diplomatic immunity has been stripped from him.
Assadi tried to claim diplomatic immunity
Assadi tried to claim diplomatic immunity, because his overseer Zarif, who was part of this terrorist attack, does benefit from diplomatic immunity and is held in high regard by European leaders. It is this thwarted bomb attack in 2018 that has shown how wrong the EU has been in appeasing the Iranian regime which has put into danger European security.
EU leaders should now impose sanctions on the regime for its terrorist activities which means demanding that all of Iran’s diplomats be expelled from Europe. If the regime then decides to toe the line and stop interfering in Europe behind the scenes then the sanctions could then be withdrawn.