The European authorities arrested Iran’s diplomat-terrorist and his three accomplices, before they could plant a bomb at the opposition’s rally in France in 2018. Everything was designed correctly. Assadollah Assadi’s was the regime’s most experienced intelligence operative, carrying out terrorist and espionage activities in Europe under the guise of a diplomat. This time, however, he had a big plan in mind designed in Tehran and approved by top officials.
With the help of his three accomplices, he had planned to detonate a bomb at the annual meeting of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) in Villepinte, France.
Hundreds of prominent political figures and former senior diplomats from around the world were to speak at the gathering. But the main target of the terrorist plot was Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the NCRI’s President-elect, A charismatic figure whose tens of thousands of supporters gathered at the rally to hear her speak.
Assadi had instructed a terrorist couple, Nasimeh Na’ami and Amir Sadouni to plant the bomb “As close as possibel,” to Mrs. Rajavi.
More than two years have passed since the 2018 foiled bombing plot. Assadi and his accomplices went on trial in Belgium and are expected to receive heavy sentences.
“This is a complicated trap,” Saeed Khatibzadeh, a spokesman for the regime’s foreign ministry, told a news conference on Sunday, January 24, “It is a complex trap designed for this diplomat by the [opposition] Mujahedin-e Khalq [MEK]”
Discover new documents of Assadi’s actions
Khatibzadeh did not explain what he meant by a “trap”. Assadolah Assadi was arrested on July 1, 2018, while holding a diplomatic passport and acting as the third secretary at the Iranian embassy in Austria. The number of documents obtained from him and his accomplices are enough to confirm his complicity in the bombing plot. Assadi refused to appear in court by order of the regime’s chief apologists, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
Initiation of the German criminal investigation
Despite the Iranian regime’s denial scores of documents have been published regarding Assadi’s role in 2018 bombing plot and leading Iran’s network of espionage in Europe. On January 22, Germany’s Channel One television and its website reported, citing intelligence sources, that they had received very important new information about Assadi’s case. The channel reported Germany’s police has founded an encrypted notebook containing cash payments Assadi has given to the regime’s terrorists. The German Federal Criminal Court and the German intelligence services began their investigation into the conduct of a large spy ring led by Assadi in Europe.
Thus, while it was announced that Assadollah Assadi’s sentence would be announced in a Belgian court in early February, these new data pave the way for further blows to the Iranian regime’s terrorist acts abroad. Assadi, with all his expertise, now seems to have become the heel of the Achilles of Ali Khamenei, the regime’s supreme leader.
Because his imprisonment, as Khatibzadeh said, will “set a dangerous precedent.”