The Iranian regime’s diplomat-terrorist Assadollah Assadi, who tried to blow up the Resistance’s annual conference in France in 2018, threatened the Belgian police about the consequences of being trialed during his interrogation before he ever stepped foot in the court.
He stated that the regime’s foreign proxies around the world ‘will not remain silent’ and that the Western countries will face the consequences of any trial.
As judicial systems in Western countries are essentially independent, they are less influenced by appeasement policies. Therefore, they did not pay any attention to his threats, and he was prosecuted. This was the first time that one of the regime’s diplomats was prosecuted and sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Assadi’s crime was so obvious that no one could ignore its dangerous and catastrophic consequences and circumvent justice. Any attempt to do so would have created a big scandal for the Belgian government, exacting a high political and moral price.
Assadi refused to appeal against the court’s verdict because he knew that he had no chance to escape justice. It turned out that the prolongation of the trial process would reveal more sensitive information about the terrorist activities by the regime’s diplomatic apparatus.
The grounds for that ‘next opportunity, for which the regime was waiting, were already being planned before the final verdict. A treaty to ‘swap’ prisoners with the regime was signed in maximum secrecy and had been ‘sandwiched’ between two trade issues with two other countries in the bill proposed for passage to the Belgian Chamber of Representatives.
This way, the Iranian regime would be able to take back its diplomat terrorist.
Reacting to the shameful deal, the Iranian Resistance started a global campaign, which quickly attracted the support of many dignitaries around the world. As a result, the bill, which was supposed to be approved in silence, without any statement of concern or was subjected to two days of intense debate by the Belgian Parliament’s Foreign Relations Committee.
The presentation of the bill to the parliament was postponed to Thursday, July 14.
Obviously, keeping silent in the face of such cases will only encourage the Iranian regime to expand its terror acts. Therefore, the case of swapping Assadi will have dire consequences moving forward because it sets a dangerous precedent, encouraging other countries to do the same.
Endangering the lives of Iranian refugees in Europe and America will also endanger the lives of the citizens of these countries too, something that appeasers have been ignoring for more than four decades.