Iranian Diplomat sentenced to 20 years by a Belgian court over charges of involvement in a bomb plot

Assadollah Assadi, 49, an Iranian diplomat has been sentenced to 20 years in jail by a Belgian court for attempted murder and involvement in terrorism. The court in Antwerp, Belgium found Assadi guilty of lot to bomb a big French rally held by an exiled opposition group in 2018. 

“This would have been an attack on the democratic state of law and freedom of speech,” the judge in Antwerp said. “When the army bomb squad wanted to make the bomb safe, it exploded. A robot was incapacitated. Thousands of people were present at the rally in Paris. This would have resulted in many fatalities due to the explosion but also the subsequent chaos.” 

Assadi, had been attached to the Iranian mission in Vienna .

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