An Iranian diplomat and another three citizens of this country are to be judged by the court of Antwerp, Belgium. They are blamed with preparing an explosion at the rally of National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) in France in 2018.
According to Reuters, this is the first case when the EU member country brought an Iranian official to trial.
"Belgian prosecutors charged Vienna-based diplomat Assadolah Assadi and the three others with plotting an attack on a rally of the Paris-based National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI). The rally’s keynote address was given by U.S. President Donald Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani. Assadi, who was arrested while on holiday in Germany and handed over to Belgium, is refusing to appear in court and did not attend the first day of the trial in Antwerp; he has not commented on the charges", reads the story.
Assadi was employed at the Iranian embassy in Vienna: at that, French secret services found out that he gathered intelligence in Europe, being instructed by Iran.
The Islamic Republic's government denied any allegations in the planned attack, dubbing NCRI as a terrorist group.