A bomb-disposal robot later handled more than 500 grams of the high explosive TATP, which was later discovered in a toiletry bag and partially detonated.
Approximately 70 lawmakers, academics, and human rights organizations from Europe and the Americas released a statement on Wednesday denouncing the potential release of Iranian diplomat Assadollah Assadi, who was convicted of planning a terrorist attack against Iranian expatriates and foreign backers of Iran’s pro-democracy opposition last year and sentenced to 20 years in prison in Belgium. Two Iranian-Belgian operatives were detained by law enforcement on June 30, 2018, as they were heading toward the French border.
Opponents of the “Transfer for Sentenced Persons” treaty are understandably concerned that Assadi’s release could provide the Iranian regime with clear incentives to ramp up its practice of hostage-taking.
This week, a treaty was ratified by the Belgian parliament, which will likely pave the way for the exchange of an Iranian terrorist for a Belgian national who is a hostage in the Islamic Republic. Olivier Vandecasteele was detained by Iranian authorities in February, roughly a year after a Belgian court sentenced the Iranian diplomat Assadollah Assadi to 20 years in prison for organizing a plot to bomb an opposition gathering in Iran close to Paris in 2018.
Ali Khamenei claimed on Monday that the regime had already developed the capability to easily produce weapons-grade uranium.
The list of crises involving the Iranian regime that the international community is dealing with is getting longer and longer. Meanwhile, an organized Iranian opposition movement is offering clear recommendations for resolving those crises, with support from a politically and geographically diverse array of supporters from around the world.
Since 2018, Iran has experienced the brutal repression of eight significant protests for democratic change, according to Amnesty International’s 2021 report.
For 40 years, an extremist regime has held the Iranian people hostage, destroying Iran’s natural resources, social fabric, rich culture, temperate environment, and economic potential. In response to the people’s protests, it has repressed dissent and used state-approved violence, imprisonment, torture, and executions. The regime holds the world record for the number of executions, particularly of women and children.
Belgian Parliament voted by 79 to 41 to ratify a fiercely criticized treaty allowing prisoner exchanges with the Iranian regime, potentially opening the way for a convicted Iranian diplomat, and his three accomplices, jailed on terrorism charges to be returned to Tehran.
The Belgian Parliament approved a contentious prisoner swap agreement with the Iranian regime, a shameful agreement that could jeopardize the release of Assadollah Assadi, Tehran’s convicted diplomat-terrorist who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for plotting to bomb the 2018 “Free Iran” rally in support of the Iranian opposition coalition National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).
Iranian expatriates in Europe protested Belgium’s planned treaty to exchange prisoners with the Iranian regime that would render the release of a convicted terrorist of Tehran.
The security of thousands of Iranian dissidents, as well as Europe’s security, are in jeopardy as the Belgian parliament prepares to vote on a bill that would legalize prisoner swaps with the Iranian regime. In exchange for the release of a Belgian national being held hostage by Tehran, Assadollah Assadi, a convicted diplomat terrorist who was apprehended while attempting to bomb an Iranian Resistance rally in Paris in 2018, will be sent back to Iran if the bill is approved.
An extensive campaign by the Iranian Resistance has begun, with demonstrations held in front of Belgian embassies and consulates in five nations, including Sweden, Germany, Austria, the United States, and the United Kingdom. France, Norway, the Netherlands, Denmark, and Luxembourg.
The fight against the scandalous agreement between the Belgian government and the Iranian regime entered a new phase on Thursday, July 7, according to freedom-loving Iranians and supporters of the People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK). After two days of contentious debate with government officials, the Foreign Relations Committee of the Belgian Chamber of Representatives voted in favour of a dishonourable agreement with the Iranian regime on Wednesday. On July 14, the parliament will vote in favour of the legislation once more.
(PMOI / MEK Iran) and (NCRI): Almost 40 months after the thwarted terror plot against the “Free Iran” gathering in 2018 and 9 months after Asadollah Assadi was convicted by the Belgian Judiciary.
Assadollah Assadi, an Iranian diplomat, and three co-conspirators were arrested in July 2018 by European authorities on terrorism allegations. Terrorists attempted to bomb the “Free Iran” rally in Paris, which was organized by the Iranian opposition. A large number of Western legislators and well-known politicians, as well as nearly 100,000 people, had attended the event. The appeals court for Assadi’s accomplices will be held on November 17 and 18.
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(PMOI / MEK Iran): When the society is dispersed with a virus, the economic crisis is increasing day after the other, when the death toll and hospitalization are reaching the ceiling, then terrorism is ready to attack our society harder than before with the support of countries such as Iran it goes wilder and more emboldened.
Almost a year ago the world faced an unwanted guest that no one imagined it can drastically change our lives and destroy almost all our plans and resolutions for 2020. Since then, almost 50 million are infected by a coronavirus, and the death toll has surpassed 1,2 million. Over 147,600 people have died of the COVID-19 in Iran’s 31 provinces, according to reports by the Iranian opposition, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran).