The European Union’s appeasement policy towards Iran has led to the ayatollahs feeling emboldened to commit acts of terror on European soil, including the attempt to bomb an opposition rally in Paris, for which Iranian diplomat Assadollah Assadi and three accomplices are currently on trial.
The Bomb Plot Against the Iranian Opposition’s Rally in 2018
In summer 2018, Assadi and his accomplices were arrested in Germany, Belgium, and France after they tried to bomb a rally in France that was attended by 100,000 people, including hundreds of dignitaries and Resistance President Maryam Rajavi.
Assadi brought the 500 grams of TATP explosives in his diplomatic luggage from Iran to Austria, where he was the third secretary at the Iranian embassy. He then handed the bomb off to Amir Sadouni and Nasimeh Naami on June 28, 2018, in Luxembourg.
Sadouni and Naami were arrested driving through Belgium and the bomb was found in their bags. Assadi was arrested in Germany, driving back from the meet, where he, importantly, did not have diplomatic immunity. The fourth person was in France and was supposed to watch the bomb explode and text Assadi to confirm.
Goes Right to the High-ranking Iranian Officials
Assadi is not a rogue agent, according to the Belgian prosecutor. He was an agent of the Intelligence Ministry and working on the direction of the highest levels of the government. The plan was approved by the Supreme National Security Council, headed by President Hassan Rouhani, in a session attended by Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
Zarif, of course, denies this and calls the bomb plot a “false flag”, but why then did he order Assadi not to appear in court and answer questions? Surely, if the Iranian authorities were not involved, they would cooperate. This is a big indication of guilt, but still, the EU falsely regards Zarif as a “moderate”, even as he plots terrorism in their borders.
The fact is that negotiating with criminals like Zarif only makes them feel like it is acceptable to pursue malign objectives like this.
“The foiled bomb plot in 2018 proved that the EU’s appeasement policy would make EU citizens and overall security the first victims of those ‘turbaned crocodiles’ in Tehran… Holding the regime to account and taking a firm step to counter its terrorism will certainly secure peace in our time,” the Iranian opposition wrote.
They called for Europe to:
- sanction Zarif and the Iranian Foreign Ministry for terrorism
- shut down the regime’s embassies and so-called cultural centers
- expel Iran’s agents