(RightWing.org) – An Iranian diplomat is being tried in a Belgian court for organizing a terrorist bomb attack that could have killed Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani. The trial, which began Friday, is a timely warning of the dangers of going soft on Iran.
Belgian prosecutors charged Vienna-based diplomat Assadolah Assadi and the three others with plotting an attack on a rally of the Paris-based National Council of Resistance of Iran where Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudi Giuliani delivered the keynote speech. https://t.co/BWwuJ1PV8R
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Belgian prosecutors say 48-year-old Assadollah Assadi, who worked at the Iranian embassy in Vienna, recruited a Belgian couple of Iranian descent to bomb a June 2018 rally in France, where Giuliani was the keynote speaker. The exiled Iranian opposition group, Mujahideen-e Khalq, organized the rally, and the group’s leader was the real target of the attack, but Giuliani and former House speaker Newt Gingrich were among several prominent guests.
Luckily the Belgian couple, and the bomb, were stopped by Belgian police on their way to the rally. Assadi was arrested in Germany on July 1, 2018. He’s claiming diplomatic immunity and refuses to appear in court, but prosecutors say he was only accredited as a diplomat in Austria – and can be prosecuted in Belgium. The question is, if Joe Biden is the next president, will he be equally tough with the mullahs and their rogue state?
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