By Sarah Keane • 27 November 2020 • 11:18
FIVE Tory MPs survive bomb threat after Iranian diplomat smuggled an explosive onto a commercial flight
The trial of suspected spy Assadollah Assadi, 48, began on Thursday, November 26 in Belgium. He is accused of carrying an explosive on an Austrian Airlines flight in 2018 from Tehran to Vienna in a diplomatic bag, which is exempt from airport security searches.
Court papers accuse of Assadi, along with Amir Saadouni, 40, Amir’s wife Nasimeh Naami, 36, and a fourth man of plotting to use the ‘Mother of Satan’ bomb at a rally in Paris attended by a 35-strong British delegation. Among those present were Tory MPs Bob Blackman, Matthew Offord, Sir David Amess and Theresa Villiers and Labour’s Roger Godsiff, as well as Rudy Giuliani and US politician Newt Gingrich.
The bomb the terror suspects carried was the same as the explosive used in the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing and the 2015 Paris massacres. Assadi is one of the first ever diplomats to face terror charges.
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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