Today, November 27, a Belgian court tries an Iranian terrorist diplomat Assadollah Assadi for involving in a bomb attack against the Iranian opposition National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) in 2018. Assadi was the third counselor of the Iranian embassy in Vienna.
He had recruited three individuals to implement the plot against dissidents’ annual gathering in Villepinte, suburb of Paris. According to reports, over 100,000 people, including hundreds of dignitaries like former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and former Colombian Senator Ingrid Betancourt, were in attendance.
However, the terrorists’ main target was the NCRI President-elect Maryam Rajavi. Evidence and defense provided by the NCRI and complaints’ attorneys prove that the highest-ranking Iranian officials including Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, President Hassan Rouhani, Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif, and Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi, were involved in the attack. Attorneys also argue that the attack was possible to kill at least hundreds of attendees, which would have been the biggest terror attack in Europe.
November 22, 2020, was the day when supporters of the Iranian opposition group, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), created a Twitter storm over the failure of the international community to respond to a failed terror plot by the regime in 2018.
Senior Iranian diplomat Assadollah Assadi planned to attack the rally at the behest of the highest officials in the regime, Rouhani and Khamenei. The Sunday Times wrote two weeks ago that this was planned because Khamenei and other mullahs were so thrown by the December 2017 uprising, led by the MEK, that they made a desperate move to quash future uprisings.
It’s not clear why they thought that this would work because oppression has long made the MEK stronger and, if the bomb had gone off, it would have meant Western power teaming up against Iran and potentially starting a war.
Assadi smuggled an explosive device into Europe and then travelled from the embassy in Austria to hand the bomb off to the terrorists he’d hired in Luxembourg. They were supposed to drive the bomb to the MEK rally, but they were arrested before any attack could take place.
The trial of Assadi and his three accomplices – Amir Saadouni, Nasimeh Naami, and an unnamed assailant – will begin on Friday, November 27, but we should note that the world should really hold the regime’s top officials to account as well.
During the Twitter storm, MEK supporters demanded that the international community:
- Take action to stop the regime’s crimes against its people
- Close the regime’s embassies, which serve as terrorist bases across Europe and the West
- Expel Iranian terrorist-diplomats
Zolal Habibi, who attended the MEK rally asked why, when a diplomat gives a bomb to terrorists with the intention of killing thousands in Paris, the West does not see this as a reason to oust all Iranian diplomats and shut down their embassies?
MEK supporter Saeid Maghsoodi explained that this wasn’t just a terrorist attack against a single individual, but an attempt at mass murder in a large gathering, which may have caused serious harm to dozens of countries whose diplomats were in attendance that day.
Dowlat Nowrouzi, the representative of the MEK’s parent organization, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) in the United Kingdom, wrote that the regime had given orders to its terrorist diplomat to “bomb to pieces” the MEK rally because the mullahs wanted to “eliminate Iran’s organized opposition” and “democratic alternative” under the leadership of Rajavi.