Germany Charges Iranian Diplomat Detained in Bomb Plot

(AP) Kirsten Grieshaber - Assadollah Assadi, a Vienna-based Iranian diplomat, was charged in Germany on Wednesday with activity as a foreign agent and conspiracy to commit murder. He allegedly gave a couple with Iranian roots 500 grams of TATP explosive during a meeting in Luxembourg in June to be used to attack an annual meeting of an exiled Iranian opposition group near Paris, German federal prosecutors said. Prosecutors said Assadi was a member of the Iranian intelligence service "Ministry of Intelligence and Security," whose tasks "primarily include the intensive observation and combating of opposition groups inside and outside of Iran." U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Iran of using its embassies to plot extremist attacks in Europe.

2018-07-12 00:00:00

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