A Belgian couple of Iranian descent was stopped, and a bomb was found in their car that was meant to be set off at the Iran Freedom Conference, where 30 heads of state along with Newt Gingrich and Rudy Giuliani were gathered. That in itself would be a huge story, but it gets worse. The couple admitted the plot to the police and told them the bomb was supplied by Assadollah Assadi, an Iranian diplomat to Austria. He was arrested in Germany and is awaiting extradition to France. Wait….France? Isn’t that the country whose president excoriated President Trump for not trusting the Iranians in the nuclear deal? I do believe it is.
— M. Hanif Jazayeri (@HanifJazayeri) July 3, 2018
Detained terrorists told Belgian police Iran’s Vienna diplomat Assadollah Assadi personally gave them bomb in Luxembourg to attack #FreeIran2018 event in Paris. To Europe’s shame Austria’s @sebastiankurz welcomes Assadi’s boss Rouhani & @JZarif today. #ExpelIranDiplomatTerrorists pic.twitter.com/WH1xhImoEI
— M. Hanif Jazayeri (@HanifJazayeri) July 4, 2018
Austria plans to revoke the legal immunity of an Iranian diplomat who is suspected of involvement in a plot to bomb an Iranian opposition rally in France, officials said Tuesday.
The Iranian government was notified that the man’s diplomatic status would be canceled within 48 hours unless Tehran does so first, Matthias Forenbacher, a spokesman for Austria’s foreign minister, told The Associated Press.
The diplomat, Assadollah Assadi, was detained Sunday near the German city of Aschaffenburg on a European arrest warrant after a couple with Iranian roots was stopped in Belgium and authorities reported finding powerful explosives in their car. The web site of the Austrian Foreign Ministry lists Assadi as a counselor at the Iranian Embassy in Vienna.
Iran is denying that they were involved in the plot, saying that Iran condemns terrorism anywhere at anytime. So says the country that sponsors Hezbollah, Hamas and the rebels in Yemen that keep firing Iranian rockets at Saudi Arabia.