Iranian Diplomat Convicted in Belgium over 2018 Bomb Plot in France

(Deutsche Welle-Germany) Iranian diplomat Assadolah Assadi was convicted of attempted terrorism Thursday by a court in Belgium for his role in a 2018 bomb plot targeting an Iranian opposition group in France. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Assadi transported the explosives for the plot on a commercial flight from Iran to Austria. Belgian prosecution lawyer Georges-Henri Beauthier said, "The ruling shows two things: A diplomat doesn't have immunity for criminal acts...and the responsibility of the Iranian state in what could have been carnage."

2021-02-04 00:00:00

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