Update: European authorities arrested three people — including an Iranian diplomat — whom they believe were plotting a bombing attack on the annual massive gathering of Iranian opposition supporters in France.
Reuters reports officials in Belgium are holding two suspects whom they intercepted with 500 grams of TATP, a home-made explosive made from chemicals, as well as a detonator they found in the couple’s car. The suspects were identified as Amir S., 38, and Nasimeh N., 33. The diplomat worked at the Iranian embassy in Vienna, Austria, and was arrested by German authorities.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is scheduled to visit Austria on Wednesday, July 4, 2018.
The buzz surrounding the protests in Iran is that, with help and support from the West, regime change is possible — replacing Iran’s ruling mullahs with a thriving democracy. To this end, former mayor of New York City and President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani lit up the crowd in France this weekend at the annual rally of thousands of Iranian opposition supporters, saying, “Freedom is right around the corner.”
Watch Giuliani’s speech here. Below, watch the analysis on the situation in Iran by one of the senior editors at the Wall Street Journal: