Analysis by PMOI/MEK
July 15, 2018 - The top officials of the Iranian regime, President Hassan Rouhani, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi were directly involved in the decision to carry out a terror attack against the Iranian opposition convention in Paris on June 30, and they tasked the foreign ministry and the regime’s so-called diplomats in European countries to execute the plan.
In a July 11 statement, the German federal prosecutor declared that the country’s judiciary had issued an arrest warrant for Assadollah Assadi, a senior diplomat from the Iranian regime’s embassy in Vienna, Austria, under charges of espionage and colluding with murder. Assadi was arrested by the German police in the course of a multi-national European counterterrorism effort on July 1.
According to the German prosecutor’s indictment, Assadi had tasked an Iranian couple living in Antwerp, Belgium, with carrying out a bombing attack against the yearly convention of the Iranian opposition in Paris. At the end of June, Assadi had delivered a package containing 500 grams of TATP explosives to the couple.
The statement also adds that Assadi is a member of the Iranian regime’s intelligence ministry tasked with dealing with opposition members and dissidents inside and outside Iran. The German authority stipulates that the arrest warrant is not in conflict with the request to extradite Assadi to Belgium.
Iran’s sleeper cells in Europe
Before the German prosecutor’s statement, Belgian authorities declared that two terrorists detained in Belgium were part of the sleeper cells of the Iranian regime in Europe who were being guided by Assadi for years. A spokesperson for the Belgian judiciary said all the staff of the Iranian regime’s embassies are in effect employees of its intelligence agencies.
According to reliable information obtained from inside the regime, this terrorist attempt had been meticulously decided and planned by the supreme leader, president, intelligence and foreign ministers, the secretary of the Supreme Security Council, and senior commanders of the IRGC and Quds Force. The execution of the plan was conferred to the foreign ministry and Assadi was chosen as the field agent to orchestrate the plan as the chief of espionage and intelligence operations of the Iranian regime in Austria. The Iranian regime’s embassy in Vienna has been serving as the key coordinator of the regime’s intelligence and security apparatus in Europe for several years.
The Iranian regime’s futile attempt to save its spy
Following the arrest of Assadi, the Iranian regime has been terrified of the consequences of its terrorist plot against thousands of unarmed and innocent civilians being foiled. The regime’s authorities are also afraid that their other terrorist agents in Europe become exposed.
To minimize the damage, the Iranian regime has tried to have Assadi returned to Austria and Iran through threats and concessions. This is while the agent in question was caught red-handed while plotting a terrorist crime against thousands of civilians.
Last week, during a visit to Austria, Rouhani and Zarif met with the former Austrian defense minister, known for amicable relations with the Iranian regime, to help secure the release of Assadi. In its internal reports, the Iranian regime’s foreign ministry has claimed that the Austrian government is inclined toward solving the case as soon as possible and will be using all its available means to do so.
The Iranian resistance’s warning
The Iranian opposition warns about the efforts of the Iranian regime to push the investigation into its terror plot of course and to get save its diplomat terrorist agent from being tried and held to account. The Iranian resistance has called for the closure of all embassies and diplomatic missions of the Iranian regime in Europe and the expelling of the regime’s terrorists and spies from the soil of European countries. This is in line with April 29, 1997, the decision by the European Union to expel all intelligence and security agents of the Iranian regime from member states and to ban all such persons from entering any European country.
The Iranian resistance also underlines the importance of publishing and exposing all the details of the Iranian regime’s foiled terror plot against the Free Iran gathering. Informing the public opinion about these details will serve to preserve the security and safety of Iranian dissidents as well as European countries.