The United States is accusing Iran of alleged terror plots in a bid to persuade European countries into suspending their relations with Tehran, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.
The scheme was also meant to make Britain, France and Germany – the European signatories to a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran – to follow in Washington’s footsteps and pull out of the deal, it said on Friday.
The US was even pressuring European countries to ban “Iranian officers” from their territories under the pretext that the Islamic Republic was “hunting its enemies in Europe.”
According to the Journal, US efforts to convince the European countries to undertake a tougher line on Iran had been unsuccessful.
Last month, Belgian authorities said they had arrested an Iranian diplomat along with two people suspected of plotting a bomb attack on a gathering of the terrorist MKO in Paris as President Hassan Rouhani began a visit to Europe.