On October 10th the Iranian diplomat Assadollah Assadi, who was arrested during a bomb attack, has recently threatened Belgian authorities. He is yet to be tried but if found guilty he has said he would retaliate against Belgian. This was reported in a police document provided by Reuters.
When Assadi was arrested, the event was coordinated by Belgian, German, and French law enforcers, but in Germany. When the arrest took place, he had a paid role as 3rd counselor in Vienna at Iran’s embassy. German police took Assadi into custody when he was on his way to Luxemburg, where he delivered 500g of explosive material TATP and a detonator to a couple under a diplomatic coverage.
The Belgian authorities asked Germany to extradite Assadi to Belgium so he could be tried with Amir Sa’douni, Naimeh Nomani, and Mehrdad Arefani, who had been hired and trained by Assadi to carry out the terror attack at the annual gathering of the Iranian coalition opposition the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran).
Retaliation over Belgian bomb plot trial: document https://t.co/MY9RllE8BH Belgian prosecutors charged Vienna-based Assadolah Assadi in Oct. 2018 and three others with planning an attack that year on a rally of the #NCRI attended by high profile former U.S., #MEK #Iran pic.twitter.com/SlQVll3FXL
— MEK Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq) (@MEK_Iran) October 9, 2020
Dissidents under attack from regime
Since 1979, when the Islamic Republic regime was first established, Iranian authorities have often targeted dissidents. When a fatwa was issued by the first Supreme Leader, Ruhollah Khomeini, anyone employed by the government, including members of the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) and any intelligence and security forces, are all required to eliminate an “enemy of Islam.” This happened in 1988 when a fatwa issued demanded the execution of every member and supporter of the opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran). Many people were involved in this massacre of 30,000 political prisoners including judicial officials and prison guards and the present head of the judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi and Justice Minister Ali Reza Avaei.
https://t.co/fDw1tKXyUQ: On June 30, 2018, a sophisticated bomb should have exploded during a meeting of the #NCRI a coalition of movements opposed to the authorities in Tehran. The attack plan had been foiled by extremists. #MEK #Iran https://t.co/Vihck8lA6j
— MEK Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq) (@MEK_Iran) October 10, 2020
In addition, the ayatollahs have wrongly used Iran’s embassies to organize and take part in terror attacks and espionage throughout the world. In several countries including following Iran’s embassies played vital roles in terror attacks against exiled opponents of the regime:
.@StateDept: "Since 2018, Asadollah Asadi, who had been assigned as an Iranian diplomat to Austria, remains in a Belgian prison awaiting trial based on evidence that he provided explosives to bomb a dissident rally in Paris, which could have killed scores of men, women&children." https://t.co/chmchn82QA
— Alireza Jafarzadeh (@A_Jafarzadeh) June 8, 2020
In Iraq, the IRGC-Quds Force appoints the Iranian ambassador to meddle in the country’s affairs. This is why Iraqi protesters were always demanding the shutting down of the Iranian embassy in Baghdad and the expulsion of the IRGC Quds Force commander, Iraj Masjedi, who had been designated the role as ambassador.
The recent threat of retaliation from the jailed diplomat, Assadollah Assadi, is to frighten Belgian authorities if Assadollah Assadi is convicted. Assadi referred to “armed groups in Iraq, Lebanon, Yemen, and Syria, as well as in Iran, who were interested in the outcome of his case and would be ‘watching from the sidelines to see if Belgium would support them or not.’’
“Assadi's incarceration entered its third year,” lamented #Iran’s state-run Keyhan newspaper on Wednesday, referring to the regime’s terrorist diplomat Assadollah Assadi, who was arrested in Germany on June 30, 2018.https://t.co/CVxohgUdfk
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) July 4, 2020
In relation to all these injustices against Iranian dissidents now is the time for the international community to demand accountability from the terrorist regime in Iran. The latest suggestion is for the EU to suspend any relations it has with the ayatollahs and close Iranian embassies on European soil.
Going on the activities of Assadollah Assadi shows that Iranian embassies take part in exporting terrorism so causing chaos in other countries. It is time to opt for the citizens’ lives and security and give up appeasing an outdated regime that has the blood of hundreds of thousands of innocent people in the Middle East, Europe, and as far away as Canada, on its hand.
While the primary target of Assadi’s terrorism plot was undoubtedly the NCRI’s president-elect Maryam Rajavi, the annual rally attracts upwards of 100,000 attendees and this includes many high-profile international political figures.https://t.co/2xq2KvIcIk #MEK #Iran
— MEK Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq) (@MEK_Iran) October 2, 2020
While the primary target of Assadi’s terrorism plot was undoubtedly the NCRI’s president-elect Maryam Rajavi, the annual rally attracts upwards of 100,000 attendees and this includes many high-profile international political figures.