Assadi’s condemnation illustrated what the Iranian Resistance had been saying for years: the regime’s embassies and diplomats promote terrorism and espionage.
PARIS, FRANCE, September 27, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ –
Swedish newspapers, including Aftonbladet and Expressen, reported that between 2011 and 2015, a former Swedish security police chief was arrested for espionage on behalf of the Iranian regime and terrorism.
As identified on local and Persian websites, the arrested spy is Peyman Kia, 40 years old. He had acquired Swedish citizenship and worked as a director in the Swedish Security Police (SPO) and as an analyst in a Swedish military organization while spying for Tehran.
Kia was arrested on Monday. On Thursday, the court decided to detain the person for gross and unlawful violation of his position as a person with access to classified information and breach of national security in order to prevent him from destroying documents or from fleeing.
The arrested person is accused of espionage for valid reasons, said the Swedish security service. He was arrested one month after the arrest of an Iranian couple who had obtained refugee status in Sweden using a false Afghan identity. They were the agents of the regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS).
In February 2021, a court in Antwerp, Belgium sentenced Assadollah Assadi and his three accomplices to almost 70 years in prison for attempting to bomb the 2018 Iranian opposition rally in France. Assadi was a Vienna-based diplomatic terrorist who had used his diplomatic privileges to smuggle 500 grams of the TATP explosives into Europe and turn them over to his two agents, Amir Sadouni and Nasimeh Na’ami. Sadoun and Na’ami, along with another agent, Mehrdad Arefani, had obtained Belgian citizenship and posed as supporters of the Iranian opposition movement.
Assadi’s trial and conviction have once again made clear what the Iranian resistance has been saying for years: the regime’s embassies and diplomats promote terrorism and espionage. During the trial of Assadi, the authorities in Germany, where Assadi was arrested in 2018, opened another case via a terror and espionage network he had administered across Europe. The German officials found a notebook in Assadi’s car with important information about the 2018 bombing, Assadi’s actions while traveling and the amounts of money he had given various agents.
â€œThe Iranian Resistance has specific information about the sleeper cells of the Iranian regime across Europe that Assadi was commanding. The Iranian regime’s MOIS has a network of agents in Europe backed by the regime’s embassies that abuse their diplomatic facilities.
Assadollah Assadi was at the head of the Iranian regime’s intelligence network in Europe, â€said Javad Dabiran, deputy director of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) Representation in Germany, said Al-Arabiya on January 22nd: â€œ40% and especially 144 of the 289 meetings between Assadi and his agents took place in Germany.
This implies two things. First a big part of [the regimeâ€™s] Network is located in Germany, and Germany is the scene of the terrorist activities of the Iranian regime, â€added Dabiran.
On the eve of the sentencing of Assadi, another MOIS conspiracy against the Iranian Resistance, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and the People’s Mujahideen of Iran (PMOI / MEK), in Germany was revealed. The regime tried to persuade Iranians living in Germany to spy on the NCRI office in Germany and Javad Dabiran and then get â€œgood moneyâ€.
The latest arrest of another spy in Sweden, who holds a top security position, is the latest arrest of regime spies in Europe. It also implies how deeply rooted the regime’s espionage network is in Europe, overshadowed by the European leader’s persistence in the failed appeasement policy towards Tehran.
In July 2017, Ali Fallahian, the former head of MOIS, admitted in an interview how the regime’s agents work under many aliases in Europe. â€œThe ministry needs coverage for its work to gather information both inside and outside the country. Of course we don’t send an agent to Germany or America and say, for example, ok, I’m an agent of the Department of Information and I’m here to gather information, please give me that. He would work under the guise of business or other jobs, including Reporter. They know a lot of our reporters are the MOIS agents, â€Falahian said.
As became known during the Assadi trial, the Iranian regime is involved in terrorism at the highest level. On April 28, 2021, then-President of the regime, Hassan Rouhani, confirmed that the regime’s Supreme National Security Council would make all decisions about the malicious activities of Tehran.
“All complex questions of foreign policy and the defense area are discussed in the Supreme National Security Council, whether we want it” [carry out] is a defense operation and whether we need to carry out an offensive operation somewhere or whether we want to take on an important political task, â€admitted Rouhani.
Ahead of Rouhani, his foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, who oversaw the Assadi-led European bombing in 2018, admitted on a leaked audio tape that his ministry is fully involved in terrorism and espionage.
â€œMost of our ambassadors in the State Department have a security structure. Our State Department has faced security problems since it started operations. The Foreign Ministry’s agenda has been a security policy agenda since the beginning of the revolution. In the 1990s they closed the ministry’s economic directorate and instead created regional directors whose tendencies were more political and security-related, â€said Zarif. European officials should take the recent arrest of another spy in Sweden seriously and view it as a growing threat of terrorism by the regime.
Unfortunately, European leaders are more concerned about maintaining the dialogue with the terror regime in Tehran. That comes when the new government of the regime no longer has the â€œmoderateâ€ facade. The new Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian is considered a “field agent” and is a well-known member of the terrorist “Quds Force”. But the heads of state and government of the EU, in particular Josep Borrell, the EU’s chief diplomat, insisted on meeting and praising Amir-Abdollahian and the terrorist regime he represented during the recent General Assembly of the United Nations.
EU heads of state and government should pursue resolute policies towards the regime. Appeasing this regime would only encourage it to continue its terrorist activities. As the Iranian Resistance has repeated, the EU should close the regime’s embassies and expel its agents who are operating under various pretexts in the European Union. This would certainly increase the security of EU citizens.
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