MEK Iran: NCRI publishes a book detailing the case of terrorist diplomat Assadi
A book about Iran’s state terror and the case of Assadollah Assadi with the working title “Diplomatic Terrorism, Anatomy of Iran’s State Terror” was released by the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).After plotting to blow up thousands of attendees at the annual Free Iran World Summit held by the Iranian Resistance in Villepinte, France, where Maryam Rajavi, the president-elect of the opposition NCRI, was speaking along with hundreds of other political dignitaries from around the world, Assadollah Assadi became the first serving Iranian diplomat to ever be detained, investigated, tried, convicted, and imprisoned.
“This well-researched book is about a foiled, state-instigated terrorist attack at the annual gathering of the [NCRI], on June 30, 2018, near Paris. The 2018 event was attended by almost 100,000 participants in the span of 10 hours and hundreds of political dignitaries from around the world. Had the terrorist plot succeeded, it would have certainly been the deadliest terrorist incident in Europe,” First US Secretary of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge wrote in the foreword.
The president and foreign minister of the Iranian regime denied responsibility, but the trial and conviction of an Iranian regime diplomat for planning a terrorist murder proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that Iran’s Foreign Ministry had collaborated with the Ministry of Intelligence and Security to launch the attack under the guise of diplomacy.
“Despite the severity of the plot and the court’s definitive conclusion that it was an act of state terrorism, Western governments, especially in Europe, failed to take appropriate political measures to punish and dissuade the actual decision-makers behind the crime.”
Following the February hostage-taking of a Belgian national in Iran, the regime openly communicated with Belgium through back channels, and on March 11, the two parties secretly signed a prisoner-exchange agreement. Members of Parliament, including some from the government coalition, were outspoken in their opposition to the treaty. Simultaneously, the Iranian Resistance condemned the possibility of Assadi’s return to Iran and demanded action to prevent it. This call galvanized opposition to the heinous bill among Iranians, the Belgian Parliament, the press, and public opinion.
“Even more disturbing is the decision by the government of Belgium in early 2022 to sign a treaty clearly designed to justify releasing the ringleader of the terrorist plot with those who ordered the bombing of the peaceful rally in Villepinte,” Mr. Ridge continued.
The successful investigation, trial, and conviction of the four terrorists, including the Vienna-based diplomat, exposed many realities about how the regime employs terrorism and how Europe’s political leadership, rather than building on the successes of its security and judicial services, squanders them by appeasing Iran’s rogue state sponsor of terrorism, ensuring the perpetuation of Iran’s state terrorism.
“The Iranian government has mastered the use of state terrorism to further its mafia-like goals, both domestically and abroad. According to a book review by the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Giulio Terzi, “This book serves as a lesson for Europe and the free world to take a firm line against this regime in deference to the reality of its untamed nature and the viable political alternative of the NCRI that shares democratic values.”