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Belgium treaty vote could set Iranian terrorist free

Iranian diplomat-terrorist and his accomplices sentenced
Opponents of the treaty argue it will exacerbate Iran’s hostage-taking practices
Originally Published on Fox News, July 6, 2022

Belgium’s parliament on Wednesday voted to pass through committee a treaty with Iran that would swap prisoners in a controversial exchange that some fear will set a dangerous precedent.

The agreement still needs to make its way through the full 150-member chamber later this month, but opponents of the treaty argue it could pave the way for the release of a convicted terrorist. 

Iran has repeatedly called for the release of Assadollah Assadi, a former Iranian diplomat who was sentenced to 20 years in prison over his role in a thwarted 2018 bombing plot in France. READ MORE…

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