EU imposes sanctions on Iran for terror in Europe
By Roni Alasor
Brussels, 8 Jan 2019 - Middle East Diplomatic - The European Union (EU) decided sanctions on Iranian secret service for assassination plans in Europe. The EU decision came after the framework of investigations in Denmark, France and Belgium.
The sanctions take the form of a freeze on assets held in Europe by a branch of the Iranian intelligence ministry placed on the European list of terrorist organisations and two of its members.
Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen welcomed the new sanctions: “Very encouraging that EU has just agreed on new targeted sanctions against Iran in response to hostile activities and plots being planned and perpetrated in Europe, including Denmark," he said.
Denmark, France and Belgium found evidences that intelligence services of Iranian mullah state is planning to kill the oppositional against the terror regime.
The intelligence services from France, Denmark, Nederland, Belgium, Austria, Luxembourg and Germany were involved in helping to foil the alleged plot - as arrests were made across European borders.
According the EU and Belgium intelligent services, a Belgian couple of Iranian origin suspected of planning the attack had also been arrested in Brussels with 500 grammes of TATP, a very unstable home-made explosive, in their car. An Iranian diplomat suspected of handing over the explosives to the couple, was also questioned in Germany.
Since the terror regime came to power, its secret agents killed many Kurdish leaders and ten of oppositional activists in Europe.