MEK Iran: European Security Threatened By Secret Iranian Terrorist Network
It is anticipated that this Thursday, a Belgian court will reach a verdict in relation to Assadollah Assadi, a high-ranking Iranian diplomat, who was the key figure behind a thwarted terrorist attack in 2018 on a rally organized by the Iranian resistance movement.
The bombing of the resistance movement’s rally
Assadi was taken into custody in Germany the day after Belgian authorities had captured two of his assistants when they were attempting to transfer dangerous explosives to Villepinte, France. This is where the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran) were holding their yearly assembly of activists who live overseas.
Since his arrest, the Iranian regime has over and over again attempted to push the argument that Assadi should have immunity from being prosecuted because of the diplomatic role he played. This is unreasonable because Assadi wasn’t working in his capacity as a diplomat when organizing the bombing of the resistance movement’s rally.
When the bomb was retrieved from Assadi’s partners it was held by a police robot and was detonated in a cleared area. It still wounded one officer and completely destroyed the robot. This shows what injuries it could have inflicted had it been detonated at the rally which was attended by at least 100,000 participants.
Some of the well-known global political figures. It appears from the evidence that the duo was told where to place the bomb by Assadi. The instruction was to position it as close as possible to Maryam Rajavi, the NCRI Resistance leader. If it had been detonated, the lives of important global figures may have been lost as well.
The evidence that Iranian terrorism is alive on European soil
The evidence that Iranian terrorism is alive on European soil should be sufficient for European countries to feel that their own security is threatened. However, they are slow to act when security breaches such as the one that took place in France take place as they don’t want to disrupt relationships with Iran.
Belgian prosecutors have stated over and over again that Assadi was not acting alone but his role in the terrorist operation was directed by the regime in Iran.
The terrorist operation was directed by the regime in Iran.
To add fuel to the fire, the German investigation into Assadi’s activities has stated that he played a key role in an Iranian espionage network that appears to operate throughout Europe.
A notebook found in the vehicle showed records of cash payments to operators in at least 11 countries, as well as lists of organizations such as an Islamic cultural center in Germany that has been for some time suspected of providing money to Iranian-backed terrorist groups like Hezbollah.
It appears quite likely that other Iranian diplomats are out there ready to fill similar roles to Assadi. To put an end to this type of activity and Iran’s long history of using terrorism should be an important point of discussion among European countries.
The Iranian regime must be forced to realize that Europe is really serious about terrorism and the least that the EU can do is to make this view public and that ordinary relations with Iran should stop until the regime in Tehran denounces terrorism.