Saturday, July 1, 2023, Free Iran World Summit 2023: Onward to a Democratic Republic was held in Auvers-sur-Oise, France, the Headquarters of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).

The Iranian regime’s efforts to prevent the Summit through behind-the-scenes deals with a number of western countries, hostage-taking, and employing all its political and diplomatic capabilities failed miserably.

More than 500 lawmakers, former presidents, prime ministers, ministers, senior officials from the US, Europe and the Middle attended the Summit and several of them addressed the event.

Simultaneously, a major rally by Iranians in support of the uprising, the mullahs’ overthrow and the establishment of a democratic republic in Iran was held in the center of Paris.

Some of the speakers include NCRI President-elect Maryam Rajavi, Vice President Mike Pence, former prime ministers Stephen Harper (Canada), and Guy Verhosftadt (Belgium), former National Security Advisors Amb. John Bolton and Gen. James Jones, former French foreign ministers Bernard Kouchner, Michelle Aliott Marie, Hubert Vedrine, Senator Giulio Terzi, and John Baird, former Italian and Canadian foreign ministers, Dr. Liam Fox, former British Defense Minister, General Wesley Clark, former NATO Commander, Senator Joseph Lieberman, Rep. Lance Gooden (R-TX), and Raul Ruiz (D-CA).

Maximum Penalty For The Iranian Diplomat Terrorist In Antwerp Court, A Great Victory For The Iranian Resistance Movement

On Juan 30, 2018 a Iranian-Belgian couple, Amir Sadouni and Nasimeh Naami, were arrested while carrying a 500g TATP bomb in their Mercedes. Their destination was the annual gathering of the Iranian resistance in Paris. In the afternoon, another terrorist, Mehrdad Arefani was arrested in the parking lot of the event. The day after, Iranian diplomat, Asadullah Asadi was arrested in Germany in his way back to Vienna, where he was serving as third councilor for the Iranian regime embassy.
Assadollah Assadi was the operational mastermind behind the attack. He relied on his diplomatic immunity, but according to the court he only enjoyed this in Austria, where he was accredited at the time. Assadi also did not engage in diplomatic activities, but ran a network of informants and mercenaries from the Iranian embassy in Vienna, which included his three co-defendants. In exchange for compensation, they had to obtain information about the Belgian branch of the MEK and pass it on to him.