Washington calls for confrontation of Iran-sponsored terror attacks in Europe
The US Department of State published on its website a list of Iranian-sponsored terror acts in Europe during the last four decades, between 1979 and 2018, as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged European countries to confront the threat
The publishing of the list coincides with the uncovering of an Iranian plot to bomb a large Iranian opposition conference north of Paris on June 30.
The list begins with an introduction that says: “The Iranian regime brought suffering and death to the world and its people. In Europe alone, assassinations, bombings and other terrorist attacks sponsored by Iran have distorted the lives of countless people.”
The list details operations executed by Iranian intelligence, or Iranian-allied Hezbollah agents, of bombings, assassinations, kidnappings and killings of Iranian opposition figures and American-allied targets.
In a tweet, Pompeo called on “European leaders to discuss this with Rouhani and Zarif during their European tour.”
#Iran’s regime has brought suffering & death to the world & its own people. Just in Europe, Iran-sponsored assassinations, bombings & other terrorist attacks have scarred countless lives. Hope the Europeans raised this with Rouhani & Zarif on their European tour. pic.twitter.com/NjfOqmMw8f— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) July 6, 2018
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif have embarked on a European tour to save the nuclear deal and to safeguard trade with Tehran and guarantees for Iranian oil sales.