MEK Iran: Clerical Regime Withdrew its Appeal Against Assadi’s Conviction
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), reported that the clerical regime withdrew its appeal against Assadi’s conviction, his 20-year imprisonment is now final, fearing a more significant defeat.
The clerical regime withdrew the appeal
On Wednesday, May 5, 2021, the preliminary hearing was held in the Antwerp Court of Appeal in Belgium to hear the appeal of the perpetrators of the bombing plot at the Iranian Resistance’s Free Iran grand gathering in June 2018 in Paris.
The clerical regime withdrew the appeal against the conviction of its diplomat-terrorist, Assadollah Assadi. In doing so, it accepted the Antwerp court’s February 4, 2021 decision when Assadi was sentenced to 20 years in prison. The appeal process for the other three mercenaries (Nasimeh Naami, Amir Saadouni, and Mehrdad Arefani) continues.
Hassan Rouhani, acknowledged on April 28, 2021: “Whether when we want to launch a defensive operation and whether when we have to carry out an offensive operation somewhere … They will definitely be discussed in the SNSC. The SNSC was set up to allow the heads of the three branches to be present and the military and the government branches to come together. Military commanders and political officials are there. We discuss, and finally, the Supreme Leader must approve our decision.”
In a February 24, 2021 interview, segments of which were leaked on April 25, 2021, Zarif admitted, “Most of our ambassadors and the Foreign Ministry have a security structure. Our Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been facing security issues since it began operating. The Ministry’s agenda has been a political-security agenda since the beginning of the revolution.”
Hassan Rouhani and Javad Zarif’s remarks leave no doubt that the regime’s diplomatic apparatus and negotiators are nothing, but the offspring of the Revolutionary Guards and the regime’s security services.
The sentence becoming final
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), said that with the sentence becoming final, it is even more important for the European Union to blacklist the clerical regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and the Revolutionary Guards. The regime agents and mercenaries must be prosecuted and expelled, their refugee status and citizenship revoked. The regime’s embassies and official and unofficial centers must be closed. This is imperative to counter-terrorism and subsequent crimes and to safeguard the security of European countries. The regime’s so-called cultural and religious, which are in reality the centers of coordination of terrorism and espionage, must be closed.
The terrorist conspiracy at the Villepinte
Mrs. Rajavi added: “The terrorist conspiracy at the Villepinte, France and the Antwerp court’s verdict showed that we are facing a case of state-organized terrorism emboldened by four decades of appeasement vis-a-vis the clerical regime.” She warned against the regime’s blackmail, extortion, hostage-taking, and other measures to secure a deal, saying that ending appeasement, adopting a decisive policy against the regime by the European Union, and holding to account its leaders is essential to counter this regime’s export of terrorism. The regime leaders, all who have been implicated in its terrorist crimes over the past four decades, must face justice and be prosecuted.
The Supreme National Security Council (SNSC)
Mrs. Rajavi pointed out, as I emphasized during my seven-hour testimony, the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), presided over by Hassan Rouhani, with Javad Zarif’s presence, made the decision to bomb the Iranian Resistance’s gathering at the Villepinte, and the regime’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei approved it. Khamenei, Rouhani, Javad Zarif, and the mullahs’ Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi must face justice for decades of terrorism and crimes against humanity.