(RightIsRight.co) – Tensions remain rocky between the United States and Iran, and a recent sentencing in Antwerp, Belgium is unlikely to change that. This week, Iran diplomat Assadollah Assadi was convicted of attempting to bomb a meeting of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) in June 2018.
According to reports, Assadi brought explosives with him on a commercial flight from Iran to Austria in hopes of bombing the NCRI meeting in Villepinte, France. The meeting hosted many high-profile people, including former President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, who was the keynote speaker.
News site Reaction shares more about his sentence:
"Assadollah Assadi, 49, was sentenced to 20 years in prison by a Belgian court for attempted terrorist murder and participation in the activities of a terrorist group."
— Reaction (@reactionlife) February 4, 2021
Assadi is claiming diplomatic immunity and did not attend his hearing. This sentence is the first time since 1979 an Iranian official has been convicted of terrorism by the European Union. While Iran denies that Assadi was working on official orders, this conviction only shows that some Iranians will try whatever it takes to maintain control of their regime.
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