A Belgian couple of Iranian descent were stopped on the streets of Paris with a bomb inside their car weighing half a kilo, which could have a devastating effect on the 25,000 attendees of the Free Iran Conference. Newt Gingrich and Rudy Giuliani were in attendance that day.
But what the couple told the police was a real shocker. Assadollah Assadi, an Iranian diplomat working in Austria was arrested in Germany and lifted his diplomatic immunity. He is being charged with aiding in the attempted attack on the conference, where 30 world leaders were in attendance. Maybe this will wake up the leaders in Europe that you can only deal with Iran through strength and not by bending over to kiss their arse.
Had the bombers gotten the job done, it would have been a huge embarrassment to the French leader who has criticized President Trump for dropping out of the terrible deal Obama cut with the Iranian Mullahs.
From The BBC:
On Saturday, the day of the rally, the two Belgian nationals were caught by Belgian police, with half a kilogram (1.1lb) of homemade explosives along with a detonator, foiling the plot.
The arrests were revealed on Monday when the pair were partly named as Amir and Nasimeh, along with their ages – 38 and 33.
The Iranian diplomat Assadollah A, meanwhile, was arrested by German police. The NCRI alleged he had been the head of intelligence at the Vienna embassy since 2014.
The NCRI accused the Iranian government of being behind the attack.
Tehran, however, accused the group’s own members of staging an attack on itself to damage Iran’s attempts at salvaging its nuclear deal.
Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the landmark sanctions relief deal in May, despite protests by his European allies.
Iranian officials are now attempting to convince the other signatories – China, France, Germany, the EU, Russia, and the UK – to remain committed to the deal.