Iranian Diplomat Accused of Running Web of Spies across Europe

(National-UAE) Damien McElroy - Iran is running a wide-ranging espionage network across Europe with the aim of procuring technology to boost the country's missile arsenal, disrupt opposition groups and carry out targeted assassinations, intelligence reports and opposition groups have disclosed. Opposition sources revealed on Wednesday that Asdollah Assadi, the Iranian diplomat in Vienna arrested in Germany in June for orchestrating a bomb plot against an opposition rally in Paris, headed the network. Activists said the decision to authorize the attack in Paris was taken by Tehran's Supreme National Security Council in January. The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) said Iran's Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) station in Vienna also supervised MOIS stations in Berlin and Paris.

2018-08-09 00:00:00

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