Iran summons German envoy over extradition of its diplomat

Iran summons German envoy over extradition of its diplomat...
abcnews.go.com 11/10/2018 Politics

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By The Associated Press
TEHRAN, Iran — Oct 10, 2018, 1:04 PM ET
Iran's state-run IRNA news agency is reporting that the country's Foreign Ministry has summoned the German ambassador over a German court decision to hand over an Iranian diplomat wanted in Belgium.
A German court on Oct. 1 approved the extradition of Vienna-based Assadollah Assadi, who is wanted in Belgium on suspicion he was part of a failed plot to bomb an Iranian opposition rally near Paris on June 30.
Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi called the verdict a plot by parties seeking to sever Iran-Europe relations. He offered no evidence for the claim.
Assadi was apprehended in July near the German city of Aschaffenburg on a European warrant alleging his involvement in the plot to bomb the rally. His arrest came after a couple with Iranian roots was stopped in Belgium and authorities reported finding powerful explosives in their car.

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