Yesterday, Belgium held the trial of Iran’s “diplomat-terrorist,” caught red-handed in July 2018 with three of his accomplices while trying to bomb the opposition rally in Paris.
The trial of this diplomat-terrorist, Assadollah Assadi, is the best opportunity to hold the terrorist theocracy ruling Iran to account for its four decades of terrorism and crime.
Georges-Henri Beauthier, one of the Iranian Resistance’s lawyers, in this case, underlined the importance of this trial. “This is a historic and unprecedented trial. This is the first time that the mullahs’ regime goes symbolically on trial. And its so-called diplomats are standing trial.”
Indeed, holding Assadi and other terrorists to account with the undeniable evidence is the trial of the entire regime that ordered this attack.
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), who was the foiled bombing plot’s primary target, highlighted the entire regime’s involvement in the 2018 attack. “As I emphasized during my seven-hour testimony, the Supreme National Security Council, presided over by Hassan Rouhani, made the decision to bomb the Iranian Resistance’s annual gathering at the Villepinte, and the regime’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei approved it. Khamenei, Rouhani, Javad Zarif, and the mullahs’ Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi must face justice for decades of crimes and terrorism,” said Mrs. Rajavi.
Holding this terrorist regime to account for all its crimes is the Iranian people’s demand, who sacrificed 1500 innocent souls during the November 2019 uprising and have been suffering at the hands of the mullahs’ regime.
This trial is also a historic test for Europe and its advocacy for human rights values and combat against terrorism. So far, the prosecutor firmly demanded 20 years of imprisonment for Assadi. Thus, underlining the entire regime’s condemnation that ordered its diplomat not to participate in the trial.
The court ruling is an international and legal seal on the clerical regime’s terrorist case. This verdict leaves no room for the appeasement policy and exposes the world, especially Europe, to the great test of choosing between justice and economic interests.
But will Europe take a firm stand against a regime that has been spreading terrorism across Europe for decades? As the Politico website wrote, “The case will likely have grave ramifications for EU-Iran relations, renewing attention on Tehran’s record of state-sponsored terrorism.”
The world is watching. The Iranian people are monitoring the steps the EU will take in dealing with their number one enemy that has ruined their lives. This is the most important test of democracy and human rights values for Europe.