Iran: Europe Politicians Speak Out Ahead of Assadi Verdict

Assadi verdict
40 members of the European Council’s Parliamentary Assembly wrote a letter to the body’s president Rik Daems.

Assadi verdict

A Belgian federal court is set to announce a verdict and sentence in the terrorism trial of Iranian diplomat Assadollah Assadi and his three accomplices on Thursday. They are charged with attempting to blow up a 2018 opposition, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran) rally in France, but Belgian prosecutors say that Assadi was working on behalf of the highest levels of the Iranian regime.

Iran’s Terrorism Tactics in Europe
(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): Evidence Exposing Complicity of Assadollah Assadi and His Accomplices Should Prompt Expulsion of Iranian Diplomat.

Ahead of the announcement, many European lawmakers have called for changes in Western policy towards Iran. In one case, 40 members of the European Council’s Parliamentary Assembly wrote a letter to the body’s president Rik Daems. In another, the International Committee in Search of Justice (ISJ) sent letters to several leading European Union figures signed by over 20 politicians and former officials from the EU.

There were many similarities in these statements as both criticized the current policy of “appeasement”, which they said emboldened the regime in both domestic repression and foreign terrorism. These two malign actions, mostly utilized against pro-democracy activists, are often described as the dual pillars of the regime’s power structure.

In fact, this appeasement may be what the regime is exploiting in order to carry out terror attacks, according to the Resistance, who advised that Assadi’s diplomatic status allowed him to sneak the bomb into Europe and allowed the regime to think that he would be immune from consequences.

The Resistance wrote: “The goal of that operation was to kill Maryam Rajavi, the president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and to disrupt the rally at which she was scheduled to deliver the keynote address.”

June 30, 2018, Free Iran grand gathering- Paris, Villepinte
(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): VIPs and dignitaries that attended the June 2018 FreeIran rally in Paris. The Iranian dictatorship attempted to bomb this event, where in addition to Mrs. Maryam Rajavi and the dignitaries, more than 100,000 of the MEK supporters were participating.

Why? Well because of the December 2017 uprising that was organized by the Resistance and shook the regime to its core. The uprising was put down, with dozens of protesters shot dead and thousands arrested, but Rajavi then called for a year full of uprisings.

The Resistance wrote: “The threat to the Iranian regime’s leadership was evidently so severe that the authorities were willing to sign off on a plan that came with its own threats, namely the risk of exposing Iranian sleeper cells in Europe and terrorist elements within Iranian embassies, as well as the risk of starting an international incident by killing European citizens on Western soil.”

The ISJ urged Europe to make their relations with Iran conditional on an end to terrorism in Europe, the closing of Iranian embassies, and the expulsion of its agents. This will weaken the regime and make way for democracy.


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