Since its creation in 1981, the Iranian coalition opposition National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), its members, and its subsidiary groups have been the target of several deadly attacks planned by the Iranian regime, according to the UK’s Parliamentary Human Rights Group.
Here are just a few of the most heinous examples outside of Iran:
- March 14, 1990: Attempted assassination of NCRI member Hossein Abedini in Turkey
I am a survivor of one of many #terrorist attacks of the regime. I narrowly escaped death when my car was ambushed by so-called Iranian diplomats in Turkey. My liver and lungs were badly damaged and I have undergone many surgeries since then—@HoAbedinihttps://t.co/sXWtX5Jd5y
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- April 24, 1990: Assassination of Kazem Rajavi, NCRI representative to the United Nations and brother of NCRI founder Massoud Rajavi, in Geneva. His assassins were traveling on Iranian government passports.
- March 16, 1993: Assassination of NCRI representative Mohammad Hossein Naghdi in Italy. One of his assassins was made an ambassador for the UN headquarters in New York in 2014, but the U.S. refused to admit him.
- June 1995: Failed assassination attempt of NCRI leader Maryam Rajavi during a large meeting in Dortmund initiated by Iranian ambassador to Germany Hossein Mousavian
- February 1996: Assassination of NCRI member Zahra Rajabi in Turkey by regime agent Reza Berzeger, who was sentenced to life in prison and one year in solitary confinement for the murders of Rajabi and Ali Moradi.
- March 21, 2018: The attempted bombing of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) headquarters in Albania, the biggest member group of the NCRI, for which two Iranian Intelligence Ministry agents were deported.
- June 30, 2018: Forgive the slight step out of order, but it is necessary to discuss the biggest attack planned against the NCRI outside of Iran. The attempted bombing of the NCRI rally in Paris, attended by 100,000 people, for which Iranian ambassador Assadolah Assadi and his three hired terrorists will soon be on trial for. The European police investigation showed that this had been planned for at least a year and was sanctioned at the highest levels of the regime.
- August 2018: Two Iranian regime secret agents were detained and prosecuted in the United States for spying on the NCRI at two separate gatherings
“With the rise of popularity among Iranians abroad and the widespread support of politicians in Western countries, especially the support over the years of more than 4,000 parliamentarians from about 40 countries, including most parliaments of European countries (France, England, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, …) and the U.S. Congress, the Iranian regime tried to stop the organization of the event. Every year at the same time as the meeting, all the regime’s organs focused on preventing the convention from happening,” the NCRI wrote.