Also, a group of European and US personalities, lawyers and experts joined the online event hosted by the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) on October 22. They condemned the Mullahs’ regime’s terrorism campaign in the Europe and called on the EU to pursue a firm policy against the Iran’s regime.
Participants condemned the regime’s support for terrorism around the world and called on the EU to end the appeasement policy under the pretext of engagement with the mullahs. It is time to make it clear to the mullahs’ regime that their support for terrorism in Europe soil and across the world will not be tolerated.
Struan Stevenson, Former Member of the European Parliament from Scotland
I was present at the gathering in July 2018. I’m speaking as a plaintiff in the trial of Assadollah Assadi, their Iranian diplomat from their embassy in Vienna. Short history, diplomats as the representatives of sovereign states have enjoyed a distinct status. Under the terms of the Vienna Convention, diplomats enjoy special privileges.
Assadi violated each of the core principles of diplomacy in a way that has sent shock waves across the civilized world. He is a known undercover agent for the Iranian Intelligence Service and clearly was the key operative in this attempt to cause death and destruction at the large gathering of supporters of the Iranian opposition near Paris.
Thanks to combined operation by the German, French, and Belgian intelligence services, all four conspirators were arrested in June 2018 and are on trial on charges of terrorism and conspiracy to commit murder. Had the bomb plot succeeded, dozens, if not hundreds of innocent people, perhaps including myself would have been killed or seriously injured. What is also abundantly clear is that Assadi must have been acting under orders.
The Foreign Minister in charge of all diplomatic stuff is Mohammad Javad Zarif, he must have been a key party to the terrorist plot along with the Minister of Intelligence and Security, Mahmoud Alavi, the leaders of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, the IRGC, and their extra territorial terrorist option.