Busted: Iranian diplomat who ferried bombs around Europe now goes to trial

In 2018, an Iranian diplomat left his post in Austria, returned to Iran, and flew a bomb back to Europe.  After turning it over to two Iranian operatives in Luxembourg via Germany, he returned to Austria.  As part of a coordinated intelligence operation among French, German, and Belgian services, the authorities ended up thwarting the plot by stopping these two Iranian operatives before reaching their destination, an Iranian opposition rally held in a Paris suburb.  Their main target was the president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), Maryam Rajavi.  The rally was also attended by prominent leaders from around the world, as well as tens of thousands of Iranians. How did this on-duty diplomat end up being extradited to Belgium, where, after two years of investigation, the trial of Assadollah Asadi begins in November 2020?  It is unprecedented because no on-duty Iranian diplomat had ever been charged with...(Read Full Post)
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