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Terrorist who tried to bomb MEK Free Iran rally in prison for third year

Assadollah Assadi, a Vienna-based Iranian diplomat, was arrested on July 1, 2018, by German police for a bomb plot against an annual rally of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) in 2018 in Paris.
Assadollah Assadi, a Vienna-based Iranian diplomat, was arrested on July 1, 2018, by German police for a bomb plot against an annual rally of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) in 2018 in Paris.

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, July 3, 2020— “Assadi's incarceration entered its third year,” lamented Iran’s state-run Keyhan newspaper on Wednesday, referring to the regime’s terrorist diplomat Assadollah Assadi, who was arrested in Germany on June 30, 2018, when caught in the middle of a bombing plot against the annual Free Iran rally of the supporters of the Iranian opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).

Keyhan, which is known as the mouthpiece of the regime’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei,  quoted Ali Majedi, the regime’s former ambassador to Germany, who had said in 2019, “Europeans work with us but do not trust us. Look what has happened between Iran and the European Union recently. These events have destroyed the trust of Europeans in Iran. With two or three wrongdoings, the trust that was being built has been destroyed. Those who believe that the national interests of the country can be secured by carrying out some operations arbitrarily should be explicitly told that their perception is wrong and that their actions will not increase Iran's power, but the opposite.”

Majedi also added, “Europeans have produced documents about the claims they have made that we cannot easily deny.” Herby Majedi approved the direct role of the mullahs’ regime terrorist acts in Europe.

Assadollah Assadi was Iran’s chief intelligence officer at its embassy in Vienna, Austria, where he supervised all of the Iranian regime’s intelligence missions throughout Europe, especially espionage and terrorism acts against members and supporters of the MEK.

Assadi is facing terrorism charges in Belgium for using an Iranian couple in this country and supplying them with 500 grams of TATP explosives to carry out the foiled bombing plot.

Assadi was the main planner of the plot and has in the past three decades played a senior role in the Iranian regime’s assassinations, espionage, and killings abroad. From ten years ago, the MEK had exposed documents that unveiled his criminal and terrorist past.

Prior to Asadollah Assadi, an individual by the name of Mostafa Roudaki was the Iranian regime Ministry of Intelligence and Security MOIS station chief in the regime’s embassy in Austria. Roudaki was transferred to Tehran and was subsequently dispatched to Albania in 2017 as the MOIS station chief there to plot against the MEK members in Ashraf 3, the main headquarters of the Iranian opposition.

The most senior officials in the Iranian regime were involved in the decision behind the failed bomb plot against the Free Iran rally. The regime’s Supreme National Security Council, chaired by Iranian regime President Hassan Rouhani, and attended by Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, decided on this measure. Iranian regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei approved the plot and gave the final green light and blessing.

Another terror plot against MEK members in Albania was foiled in March of the same year. U.S. authorities also arrested two MOIS agents who were spying on MEK members and supporters in the same year on 2018. All of this indicate how this regime feels threatened by this opposition organization and considers it to be its sole alternative.

In 2019, Gholamhossein Mohammadnia, the regime’s ambassador to Albania, and Mostafa Roudaki, the Intelligence Ministry’s (MOIS) station chief in that country, both senior MOIS officials were expelled by the Albanian authority for planning terrorist plots against Ashraf 3 and MEK members in Albania.

Mohammadnia was the MOIS representative in the delegation headed by the regime’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif during the nuclear talks that led to the Iran nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

In October 2018, three senior French ministers, Gérard Collomb, Minister of State, Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister of the Interior, and Bruno Le Maire, Minister of Economy issued an statement and emphasized that the regime’s terrorist plot was an “act of extreme gravity envisaged on French territory and could not remain unanswered.” France froze assets related to the MOIS and Asdollah Assadi was one of the two individuals whose assets have been frozen by French authorities.

The two other arrested terrorists who are facing a trial in Belgium for the attack on “Free Iran Gathering 2018” are Amir Sadoni and Nassim Nomeni, who were residents of Antwerp.

By these acts, the Iranian regime is vividly acknowledging the fact that this Iranian opposition coalition, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and the MEK, and its members in Ashraf 3, are the one and only viable alternative that can actually realize regime change in Iran and guarantee a smooth transition of power to the people.