The Iranian regime is reportedly plotting attacks against dissidents living across Europe and the local politicians who shield them; raising serious questions over the future of the international nuclear agreement.
According to Fox News, leaders inside the Islamic Republic have decided to “ramp up its terror operations on the continent,” deploying covert operatives to work on the regime’s behalf in Germany, France, and the United Kingdom.
“Last month, an Iranian diplomat based in Vienna was one of four arrested for an alleged plot to bomb an annual gathering of Iranian dissident groups in Paris, which Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani attended,” writes Fox.
“Iran has a long history over the last 39 years of conducting and planning assassinations and terrorist actions against opponents of the Iranian regime, including a series of assassinations and attack plots in recent years in European countries,” said a senior US counter-terrorism official.
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‘ALL OR NOTHING’: Iran THREATENS Europe Over Nuclear Agreement
The Foreign Minister of Iran threatened to completely withdraw from the multinational nuclear agreement Monday; warning European nations that there’s no “Plan B” should President Trump decide to withdraw from the accord.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif posted the ominous message on social media this week, saying “it is either all or nothing” and his nation would cease complying with the pact should the United States abandon the deal.
“President Macron is correct in saying there’s no ‘Plan B’ on JCPOA. It’s either all or nothing. European leaders should encourage President Trump not just to stay in the nuclear deal, but more importantly to begin implementing his part of the bargain in good faith,” he tweeted.
President Macron is correct in saying there's no "Plan B" on JCPOA. It's either all or nothing. European leaders should encourage President Trump not just to stay in the nuclear deal, but more importantly to begin implementing his part of the bargain in good faith.
— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) April 23, 2018
The Iranian official’s comments come as French President Macron heads to DC to meet with President Trump, marking Trump’s first official state visit as Head-of-State.
IRAN CRISIS: Tehran on EDGE as Currency PLUNGES 18% in 2 Days
Iran’s currency continued to plummet Tuesday as the country struggled to contain an escalating financial crisis; plunging nearly 20% in just two days as calls for President Rouhani to step-in and stabilize the economy grow.
According to Bloomberg, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard -in a break from tradition- demanded Rouhani get a grip on the widening crisis as the Iranian rial dropped 18% since the beginning of the week.
The currency is now at an all-time low, hitting exchange rates of 116,000 rials for just $1. In January, the rate was 42,900 rials for $1.
“The unique and extensive backing you benefited from in past weeks shouldn’t preclude you from taking revolutionary actions to control prices and prevent the enormous increase in the price of foreign currency and gold,” said the IRG.
“Decision-making in today’s difficult circumstances necessitates revolutionary determination and decisiveness in dealing with certain managers’ weaknesses,” added Guard commander Mohammad Jafari.
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