The mullahs’ regime expressed fear as the trial date of its incarcerated diplomat-terrorist, Assadollah Assadi, in Belgium approaches.
“In my meeting with Belgium’s Ambassador, I underlined that the MEK [opposition Mujahedin-e Khalq] intends to tarnish our relationship with Belgium and Europe. This case is important and urgent for Iran,” Peyman Sadat, the Director-General of Europe in Iran’s Foreign Ministry, told the official ISNA news agency on Wednesday.
Sadat, who is an official of the world’s top executioner per capita and the worst human rights violating state, complained about the “human rights” of Assadi being ignored.
“Assadollah Assadi was arrested in a highly inhumane manner. His case was one of my tasks in Brussels. My deputy and I went to see him every week, but after each visit, he was subjected to physical examination. Thus, these visits stopped.”
This is the same regime that recently executed Iran’s wrestling champion Navid Afkari after torturing him, despite international outcries, and has the execution of over 30,000 political prisoners in 1988 on its record.
Assadi, who was caught red-handed in Germany, after delivering TATP explosives to a terrorist couple in Belgium, to bomb the Iranian opposition’s rally in France, is set to be tried on November 27, 2020.
Over 100,000 people, mostly supporters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), along with hundreds of renowned Western politicians, attended the “Free Iran” gathering in Villepinte, north of Paris, on June 30, 2018.
Behzad Saberi, Legal Director-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the regime, also stated: “I worked with him (Assadi) in Vienna for four years. What happened was very bitter for us.”
The bomb plot against the “Free Iran” rally had such an importance for the regime that its failure and the subsequent arrest of the mullahs’ “diplomat-terrorist” is indeed very bitter for the regime.
The Iranian regime, which was infuriated after the relocation of all MEK members from Iraq to Albania, and the nationwide Iran protests in 2018, tried to target its only viable alternative. The primary target of this bomb plot was Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).
Despite undeniable evidence of Assadi’s premeditated terrorist plot, which according to Belgian officials was not “his personal initiative” but rather order by the regime’s highest authorities, the regime has been using every possible means to have Assadi released.
“On February 20, Jaak Raas, head of the [Belgium] intelligence service, wrote to the federal prosecutor at the time that ‘the proposed attack was conceived in the name of Iran, and under its leadership. It was not a personal initiative by Assadi,” wrote Le Monde on October 10.
According to Reuters, during a meeting with Belgian police on March 12, Assadi “warned Belgian authorities that his case was being closely watched by undisclosed groups in Iran and neighboring countries.”
According to Reuters, Assadi told police that armed groups in Iraq, Lebanon, Yemen, and Syria, as well as in Iran, 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, who is the first “diplomat” on trial while on duty in Europe, issued these threats, counting on the EU’s longtime policy of appeasement, which has helped the regime to spread terrorism across Europe using its embassies.
The EU should not succumb to the regime’s pressures. European governments should stop the failed appeasement policy that emboldened Tehran to use its diplomat-terrorist to plant a bomb in the heart of Europe. Assadi’s trial is the trial of a terrorist regime and holding him to account is an important step in combatting terrorism in Europe.
To end the regime’s terrorism once and for all, EU countries should adopt a firm policy and close all the regime’s embassies and expel its agents from their soil.