Iran Terrorism Historical Trial of Iranian Diplomat in Europe

Historical Trial of Iranian Diplomat in Europe

-

On December 3, the historical trial of Iranian diplomat Assadollah Assadi in Belgium attracted international media attention. Assadi is the first diplomat to ever be tried in Europe due to involvement in a terror attempt.

Despite the Iranian government’s best efforts, which included bribery, falsely claiming diplomatic immunity, and threatening more acts of terror, the trial of Assadi and his three accomplices for attempting to blow up the 2018 Free Iran rally began on Friday in Belgium.

Beginning the Trial of the Iranian Diplomat Terrorist Assadollah Assadi

Iranian officials’ efforts to get Assadi released, rather than write him off as a rogue agent, has caused a scandal. However, the ayatollahs clearly considered the damage to be worth it for the chance of stopping the trial. It also goes some way to back up the Belgian prosecutor’s assertion that Assadi was not acting of his own volition but on the orders of his government.

Not only will this case see Assadi behind bars for 20 years, if the prosecutor’s recommendation is taken into account, but it will also be a condemnation of the Iranian government and provide the perfect catalyst for all Western nations to re-evaluate their policy on Iran.

The world, especially Europe, will see that the appeasement policy has only emboldened the Iranian government to commit heinous acts of violence in foreign countries, even those who have been over backward to accommodate the ayatollahs.

“So many years of turning a blind eye on the regime’s terrorism have prompted the regime’s diplomat-terrorist to carry out a terrorist operation on European soil, yet claim he claims he has diplomatic immunity and should not go on trial,” the Iranian coalition opposition National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) wrote.

As noted in a Politico article on the subject on November 27, “the case will likely have grave ramifications for EU-Iran relations”. The world will be watching the trial and the EU’s reaction intently, waiting for a signal about how to treat Iran now. They must now choose between justice or trade and they are very unlikely to side with the mullahs after this.

Europe Must Take Iran Terror Threat Seriously

The NCRI recommended that European Countries immediately:

  • designate as terrorist organizations Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) and the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC)
  • shut down the regime’s embassies and cultural and religious centers because they are hubs for terrorism and espionage
  • make diplomatic relations contingent with the regime ending their terrorism on European soil

The trial is expected to conclude this month and all four are expected to be given long prison sentences.

Latest news

Iranian Officials Use Stock Market to Plunder People’s Money

These days, the drop in Iran’s stock index has intensified people’s anger at the government’s economic mismanagement, a phenomenon...

One Million Iranian Women Lose Jobs Because of COVID

In the past eleven months, many Iranian breadwinners have lost their employment due to the coronavirus outbreak, which imposed...

Western Policymakers Ignore Iran-Al Qaeda Relationship at Their Peril

In a recent speech, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made it clear that Western policymakers have been wrong to...

Tehran Plays ‘Good Cop, Bad Cop’ with the West

Iranian authorities are masters at the “good cop, bad cop” strategy, a method of alternating threats and friendly gestures...

Iran Commits to Provocation Ahead of Start Date for New U.S. President

On Wednesday, January 13, South Korea’s Vice Foreign Minister Choi Jung-Kun met with a number of Iranian officials in...

Tehran Continues Abusing Prisoners

Regarding the horrible situation of human rights in Iran in 2020, the Iran Human Rights Monitor Iran-HRM.com provided a...

Must read

Iran official: no part of Israel safe

AP: Iran's parliament speaker tossed aside his government's claims...

Exclusive – Turkey works to cut dependence on Iranian oil

Reuters: Turkish refiner Tupras plans to cut its dependence...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you