Reporting by PMOI/MEK
Iran, August 7, 2020—Bahrain authorities on Thursday seized two vehicles from Iran containing arms and explosives, according to the Bahrain Interior Ministry. Security forces had identified the two vehicles and were able to confiscate the explosives. “The individuals detained confessed that Hezbollah forces were involved in smuggling arms and explosives to Lebanon,” the Lebanese Interior Ministry statement added, according to Al Arabiya.
The Iranian regime’s support for terrorism has come under more spotlight recently in the follow-ups of recent events.
The trial of Asadollah Assadi, the mullahs’ diplomat-terrorist stationed in Austria, and three other operatives facing bombing/terrorism charges in Belgium, began on July 22 on charges of their part in a foiled terrorist bombing plot targeting a June 2018 rally held by the Iranian opposition coalition National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) near Paris. Assadi’s Three collaborators, Amir Sa’douni, Nasimeh Na'ami, and Mehrdad Arefani are also on trial.
This is the first time that a diplomat in Europe is on trial and under prosecution for a direct role in terrorism. This is considered a humiliating embarrassment for Tehran and vividly shows how this regime considers the PMOI/MEK as the main threat to its very existence and will go the distance necessary to carry out whatever crime possible.
The court has officially agreed with the federal prosecutor’s request to accuse Assadi and his collaborators of two charges: terrorism with the intention to kill and participating in a terrorist group. The court hearings will continue according to formal procedures.
Based on orders issued by the Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS), and to protect the interests of the regime’s Foreign Ministry to decrease the dire political consequences, only Mehrdad Arefani attended the arraignment hearings. Assadi, Sa’douni and Na'ami did not attend, and were presented by their lawyers.
During the past two years the mullahs’ regime has gone the distance to prevent Assadi’s prosecution and have him released. This includes diplomatic pressures, economic incentives, taking European citizens hostage and terror threats. All these efforts have been futile and added to the regime’s failures.
Furthermore, prominent international dignitaries participated in an internet conference on July 20, along with Iranians from across the globe, focusing on the Iranian regime’s support for worldwide terrorism, and calling on the international community to shut down the mullahs’ embassies and expel its diplomat-terrorists from their soil.