Supporters of Maryam Rajavi, president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), attend a rally in Villepinte, near Paris, France, June 30, 2018. (REUTERS)

October 6, 2018

French government revealed that the Iranian Intelligence Ministry was behind the plan to attack the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq conference near Paris, causing a diplomatic crisis between the two countries.

In a quick response, France decided to:
-freeze the assets of the Internal Security Department in Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence.

-In addition to freezing the assets of two suspected Iranian intelligence operatives: Deputy Minister of Intelligence Saeed Hashemi Muqaddam… and Iranian diplomat to Vienna Asadullah Asadi who was arrested in Germany last July.

This time, the French authorities have accused Tehran directly, while Iran and its agents have been suspected of planning other operations in France and Europe.

Anis Nakash, the Lebanese man accused of assassinating the former Iranian Prime Minister Shapur in 1991, is known for his support of Hezbollah and Iran…

And George Abdullah, accused of complicity in the murder of a US diplomat and an Israeli diplomat and who has been imprisoned in France for 34 years, has known relations with the Iranian regime.

The series of assassinations against the Iranian opposition last year in The Hague: The Ahwaz leader Ahmed Mawla and Mohammed Hussein Naqdi, the 1993 representative of the National Council of Resistance of Iran in Italy.

A year earlier, four Kurdish oppositionists met in Berlin, and Kazem Rajavi, the brother of the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq’s leader in Geneva in 1990

The deteriorating relationship with France will have more repercussions on Iran, which is looking to Europe to help save its nuclear agreemen, according to experts.

Al Arabiya

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