Representative Randy Weber (R-Texas) criticized the Belgian government’s plans to return terrorists who planned a major attack in France in 2018 to Iran to “plan more terrorist acts” in a “shameful” deal with “the world’s state sponsor of terrorism.” He also warned that This will make Europe and the Americas “prepared for more terrorism” at the hands of the Islamic Republic.
In a video message posted to Twitter on Sunday, Texas Congressman Randy Weber claimed he was “shocked” when he discovered that the Belgian government had “made a deal with the world’s state sponsor of terrorism” that would send Iranian terrorists back to continue “plotting” more terror. .
In response, the congressman urged his colleagues to join him to “sound the alarm” about the arrangement.
? I was shocked to learn that the Belgian government has made a deal with the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism and is planning to return Iranian terrorists to Iran to plan more terrorist acts.
I urge my colleagues to join me in sounding the alarm about this “named” arrangement. pic.twitter.com/6U8Ud8MQ0J
– Randy Webber (@TXRandy14) 3 July 2022
“I have been involved in the fight against terrorism and the Iranian regime’s aggression for a decade in the US House of Representatives, and make no mistake, I am a strong supporter of a free, non-nuclear Democratic Republic of Iran.” He said in the clip, which is a little over two minutes.
Claiming “horror” in 2018 to discover that the Iranian regime used “diplomatic cover to bring in a powerful bomb to blow up a huge annual gathering in Paris where hundreds of people, including many Americans, could be killed,” the congressman said he was “pleased to see that a court in Belgium tried the terrorist, and convicted him” and sentenced him to 20 years in prison.
We have taken this issue very seriously in the US House of Representatives [Representatives] And 252 of my colleagues co-sponsored Resolution HR118 which condemned this terrorist act and even called for the closure of Iranian embassies.
Despite his previous satisfaction with Belgium’s actions against terrorists, MP Weber described his “shock” at the Belgian government’s discovery of “a deal with the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism and plans to return Iranian terrorists to Iran to plan further terrorist acts . . . “
“This absurd agreement is now being submitted to the Belgian parliament for approval,” he said. “Now we recognize the imminent danger of this alleged arrangement and want to sound the alarm that it should not happen.”
Belgian Parliament Speaker Patrick Deuel urged “all Belgian parliamentarians” to “reject any language in the bill that would allow terrorists to return to their terrorist nests”, MP Webber said: The deadly snake… that attacked you to kill you, only to bring it back to the snake pit. “.
He also warned that agreeing to the “shameful” deal “will turn Belgium into a safe haven for the mullahs’ terror.”
“This is not only wrong, it is immoral and will make Europe and the Americas unsafe and ripe for more terrorism at the hands of the Iranian regime,” he said, before calling on his colleagues “on both sides” to speak up and do everything possible to “stop appeasing the ayatollahs.”
Last year, a Belgian court convicted Iranian diplomat Assadollah Asadi, accused of plotting the 2018 bombing, thwarted an opposition rally outside Paris and ordered him to be imprisoned for 20 years.
Asadi, now 50, was linked to the Iranian mission in Austria when he supplied the explosives and detonator for the planned attack in what would have been a “bloodbath,” according to the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).
After the attack was thwarted, he was arrested in Germany in July 2018, as he was deemed unable to claim diplomatic immunity.
Three accomplices, dual Iranian and Belgian, were sentenced to 15 to 18 years in prison and stripped of their Belgian citizenship.
Political leader Maryam Rajavi, president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), warned That if the bill was adopted, it would “encourage religious fascism in Tehran to advance its terrorism.”
“No one in Europe will be safe in the face of the murderers who rule Iran,” she wrote.