[Ed. – Just the folks who should be lecturing the United States – on anything.]
For the first time, an accredited Iranian diplomat – alleged also to be a senior official in the Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) – is going on trial directly accused of involvement in terror on European soil. …
Two years ago [Assadollah] Assadi, a diplomat based at the Iranian Embassy in Vienna, was arrested while driving through Germany, after Belgian authorities issued a European arrest warrant.
A day earlier, Belgian police had intercepted a Belgian-Iranian couple, half an hour after they had left their home in Antwerp en route to Paris, and recovered in their vehicle 500 grams – a significant amount – of the powerful homemade explosive TATP and an ignition mechanism.