French authorities have come to the conclusion that the Iranian Intelligence Ministry, specifically pointing to Iranian Deputy Minister of Intelligence Saeid Hashemi Moghadam, as being behind the alleged terror plot that was thwarted in June aimed against the Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MEK) movement, Le Monde reports.
“Behind all this was a long, meticulous and detailed investigation by our (intelligence) services that enabled us to reach the conclusion, without any doubt, that responsibility fell on the Iranian intelligence ministry,” a diplomatic source told the Reuters news agency this week.
In connection with the plot against the dissident Iranian group, Iranian diplomat Assadollah Assadi was arrested in Germany following the issuing a Europe-wide arrest warrant.
In 2016, a Turkish spy was arrested in Germany after allegedly engaging in plans to assassinate political opponents of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an in both Germany and Belgium.
Earlier this year, more allegations against Turkey were raised by Swedish and Danish broadcasters which claim to have uncovered another government-sponsored plot to assassinate political opponents in Denmark.