Iranian leaders accused of approving terror attack in Paris

Rowan Scarborough:
The Europe-based opposition to Iran’s ruling mullahs charged on Thursday that the plot to bomb its annual resistance rally near Paris on June 30 was approved by Iran’s highest leaders.

The National Council of Resistance of Iran quoted its intelligence sources inside the country as saying that Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and President Hassan Rouhani approved the plan.

Belgian authorities foiled the plot when they found explosives in a car driven by a couple with ties to Iran. Prosecutors said the two were directed by Assadolah Assadi, an Iranian diplomat/spy posted at the country’s embassy in Vienna. After the Belgian arrests, German authorities apprehended Mr. Assadi, who had passed the explosives to the selected bombers, prosecutors said.

U.S. officials say Iran routinely packs its embassies in Europe with intelligence operatives who aggressively spy on exiled opponents.

The Tehran regime, pegged by the U.S. as the world’s chief state sponsor of terrorism, has rejected the charges.

Some U.S. media outlets suggested that the plot was a “false flag” staged by the council, often referred to as the People’s Mujahedeen of Iran, or MEK.

But U.S. officials this week said they are certain Iran set into motion the plan to kill hundreds at MEK’s annual “grand gathering” of about 25,000.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Iran routinely uses embassies as terrorist centers.

“Just this past week there were Iranians arrested in Europe who were preparing to conduct a terror plot in Paris, France. We have seen this malign behavior in Europe,” Mr. Pompeo told Britain’s Sky News.

A senior State Department official attending the NATO conference in Brussels bluntly accused Iran as the Trump administration seeks to isolate the Islamic republic financially.
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Obama's negotiating partners are real terrorists and Trump was wise to kill Obama's bad deal.  Europe needs to get on board and quit trying to appease the despots in Tehran.


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