The press conference, held in a hotel in Westminster, central London, discussed new information about the Iranian regime’s terrorist activities in Europe and featured Tory MPs Bob Blackman and David Jones as guest speakers.
The NCRI warned that Europe was facing “a new phase” of terrorist attacks directed by the Iranian Regime, highlighting that attacks are now decided at the “highest level” of the Regime, which is markedly different from previous Iranian terrorist activities.
In a detailed dossier, NCRI member Hossein Abedini laid out the Iranian Regime’s chain of command for the plotting of terrorist attacks, with Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei at the top, and how the Regime utilises its embassies across Europe to carry out the attacks.
The NCRI report notes that the driving force behind the terror attacks is the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), chaired by President Hassan Rouhani.
Abedini, an Iranian MP in exile who has survived an assassination attempt, believes that the Iranian intelligence service knew about the conference, but said that there was no evidence that the event was under threat.
He said: “Clearly, we always take precautions. Here in the UK, we are always in touch with members of the parliament. Every precaution is measured. The Iranian regime’s embassy, here in London, is playing the same role [as other embassies across the world] – spying on Iranian refugees and Iranian activists.”
Abedini’s fear highlights the constant threat that Iranian opposition activists face from the Iranian Regime, especially following the attempted bombing of the Iranian Resistance rally in Paris on June 30, which was planned by the SNSC, with approved by Rouhani and Khamenei.
The attack was thwarted by European authorities, who arrested three Regime agents and a diplomat on charges of terrorism, shortly before it was due to take place. Assadollah Assadi, the Iranian regime’s diplomat to Austria, recruited two Iranians in Belgium and supplied them with 500 grams of TATP, a home-made explosive, to bomb the gathering.
This event was attended by 100,000 people, including 600 parliamentarians and dignitaries from some 70 countries, including Conservative MP Blackman and Donald Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani.
Giuliani told the gathering that Trump’s sanctions will help end the “murderous regime” in Iran.