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Iran: Diplomat extradited to Belgium over Paris bomb plot

Germany extradited Iranian diplomat Asadollah Assadi to Belgium on 9 October, to face questioning about an alleged Iranian plot to bomb a rally by opposition group the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) near Paris on 30 June. NCRI is deemed a terrorist organisation by Tehran and is closely linked to the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK) dissident group led by Maryam Rajavi, which advocates the violent overthrow of the Islamic Republic.

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