BEHIND THE IRAN HEADLINES Series, November 10, 2023, Alireza Jafarzadeh, NCRI-US Deputy Director
Was the Iranian regime’s terror machine behind the assassination attempt against the prominent Spanish politician, Dr. Alejo Vidal-Quadras, a strong supporter of the National Council of Resistance of Iran? Alireza Jafarzadeh explains.
On November 9, Dr. Alejo Vidal-Quadras, the President of the International Committee In Search of Justice and a former Vice President of the European Parliament for 15 years, was the target of a heinous terrorist attack by assailants riding on a motorcycle in Madrid. The assassination attempt resulted in hospitalization and subsequent surgery of Dr. Vidal-Quadras.
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, strongly condemned the terrorist attack and expressed her wishes for the speedy recovery of Mr. Vidal-Quadras as well as her profound solidarity with his family. Mrs. Rajavi called for the swift apprehension and prosecution of the attack’s perpetrators and masterminds.
Over the past quarter-century, he has consistently supported the Iranian people’s resistance movement for freedom and human rights. He played a key and unforgettable role in the removal of the MEK, Iran’s organized opposition and the principal member of the NCRI, from the terrorist list. He was also instrumental in ensuring the protection of the MEK members in Camp Ashraf in Iraq and their eventual safe and collective relocation out of Iraq to Ashraf 3 in Albania.
The former European lawmaker was also a leading advocate for placing the regime’s machinery of war and repression, the IRGC, on the European Union’s list of terrorist organizations. Dr. Vidal-Quadras was one of the first foreign politicians blacklisted by the Iranian regime, effectively making him a target of Tehran’s terrorism.
From the Iranian Resistance’s perspective, the primary suspect in yesterday’s cowardly assassination attempt is the religious fascism ruling Iran, as reiterated by Dr. Quadas himself on the hospital bed. According to the Associated Press Spain’s Police were ruling out no hypotheses, including a possible link to the Iranian regime.
The head of the snake of war and terrorism lies in Tehran. It must be removed. The Iranian Resistance has taken the lead in achieving that.