By Iran Probe staff
The assassination attempt on the life of Alejo Vidal-Quadras, the president of the International Committee in Search of Justice, once again drew the attention to state terrorism of Tehran, and many personalities, media and international organizations reacted to it.
Emanuele Pozzolo, a member of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Italian Parliament, wrote: “The Iranian regime is currently the foremost state sponsor of terrorism in the world; the extremism of the mullahs has become a serious and prominent problem for the whole world!”
In an article published in Townhall, Ken Blackwell, former US Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Commission, wrote: “In the aftermath of Tehran’s recent warmongering in the Middle East last month, the ominous specter of the Iranian regime’s designs materialized once more in a chilling act of terrorism on the streets of Madrid… The audacious act of terror serves as a stark wake-up call to the escalating audacity of Tehran’s mullahs “.
The important and shocking news that attracted attention after the “wake up call” of the assassination attempt on the former vice president of the European Parliament was the attack of the German police on the terrorist centers of the mullahs’ regime in different German cities. On Thursday, November 25, the German Ministry of Interior informed, through a press release, the investigation and search in the “Hamburg Islamic Center” and 54 other associated places in 7 German states.
The German police press release reads in part, “The aim of the activities of the Islamic Center in Hamburg is to export the Iranian regime’s revolution and is suspected of violating the German constitution and the idea of international understanding.”
According to the German media, more than 500 police forces raided 58 buildings across Germany. They recorded evidence and confiscated equipment such as mobile phones, computers and writings that may lead to possible clues.
The fact is that these centers were directly managed by the regime of Ayatollahs, as it is called now with the war in Gaza as “the snake’s head is in Tehran”. The Iranian resistance has repeatedly warned the German government of the threat of expansion of Iran backed gangs of terror and espionage, calling the necessity of closing the Iranian embassies and its related entities.
When Iranian diplomat, Assadollah Asadi, was arrested in Germany in July 2018, for his terrorist activities (preparing a bomb attack on MEK’s meeting in Paris), the notebooks found in his company revealed that that the so-called Islamic center in Hamburg is a place where he normally met proxies of the Iranian regime. Just in one of his notebooks there were 289 addresses of those he regularly salaried for their services to the Iranian regime, 144 of them resided in Germany.
This so called diplomat was a senior official in Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence, who led an espionage network in Europe under the guise of the third secretary to the Iranian Embassy in Vienna.
Some years ago, Bundesnachrichtendienst, the German Internal Security Organization, wrote in a report published in July 2012 entitled “Espionage Activities of the Iranian Regime”: “A central issue in the espionage activities of the Iranian regime is the identification of exiled opponents among the community of Iranians living in Germany. Meanwhile, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran and the National Council of Resistance of Iran, in particular, are at the center of these espionage activities of the Iranian regime.”
The four decade experience of Iran backed terrorist cells, in Europe and US, is a clear illustration of the fact that embassies of this regime in Germany or else, pursue no mission other than espionage and terrorism. The Iranian resistance has continuously emphasized, that closing the embassies of this regime in Germany and Europe and expelling the agents of IRGC and the Ministry of Intelligence is a leading step in confronting Iran’s unbridled terrorism of religious fascism and preventing its spread.