The report entitled “Iran Doubles Down on Terror and Turmoil” provides insight into how the Iranian regime moves terrorists across the region and into Europe and the positions they put the operatives into abroad.
The Iranian regime has agents all over Europe and the Middle East, including in Iraq, Albania and Austria, and its foreign embassies are often where terrorist operations are planned and coordinated.
The Iranian regime is also known to put diplomats into embassies across the world so that it can keep an eye on the opposition groups in the host country. They are also there to meddle in the political affairs of the country.
The NCRI’s report states: “The mullahs’ regime has funnelled billions of dollars to finance its belligerent war agenda in the Middle East while the majority of Iran’s people are living in poverty. As the regime’s officials have conceded, if the regime fails to inflame wars outside Iran’s borders, it would have to fight for survival within Iran’s borders. This is because external conflicts draw attention away from domestic crises.”
The report also draws attention to the widespread corruption in Iran that is evident at all levels of leadership. It explains that militiamen are paid to wage war on Iran’s behalf and it gives details about its malign acts across the region.
The notorious Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and its Quds Force branch control tens of thousands of troops in Syria alone where Iran has been interfering since the beginning of the civil war. Iran has been fuelling the conflict in Syria and has been responsible for a large number of civilian deaths.
Earlier this year, it was reported that an Iranian intelligence officer was behind a foiled terrorist plot in Europe. Assadolah Assadi, a high-ranking diplomat in the Iranian embassy in Vienna, is a member of Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence (MOIS). He recruited a Belgian couple of Iranian descent and provided them with explosives and a detonator. He instructed them to detonate the device in Paris when the Iranian opposition’s “Free Iran” gathering was taking place.
It is now thought that foreign governments are taking the threat seriously and that measures are being put in place to combat Iran’s espionage network. Furthermore, officials in the United States, the Middle East and Europe have reason to believe that Iran is putting contingency plans into place so that it can strike enemies in the case of conflict.
Iran is the number one state sponsor of terrorism and thanks to the NCRI we are now becoming more and more aware of how it is able to operate abroad. The Iranian regime puts its own corrupt people in high places abroad, using official positions to carry out terrorist operations.