Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Nasser Kenani, in a written statement, reacted to the criticism about the death sentence of Sharmahd, who is alleged to be the “leader of the US-based anti-regime group”.
Expressing that his country “will not ask anyone’s permission in the fight against terrorism and the administration of justice against terrorists”, Kenani said, “Iran believes that the intrusive and authoritarian statements of some German officials regarding the decision rendered in an Iranian court against a person known to be a terrorist are not valid. Supporting terrorism and Iran’s involvement in terrorism are not valid.” Interfering in its internal affairs is a clear example of this, and of course Iran will not tolerate such interference.” made its assessment.
Defending that Germany’s stance on the issue will “encourage terrorism” all over the world, Kenani said, “For this reason, German government officials are expected to immediately stop their attempts to incite terrorists and spread sinister terrorism.” used the phrases.
Iran’s death sentence and Germany’s reaction
Sharmehd, who is claimed to be the leader of the US-based anti-regime group known as “Tonder” and “The Assembly of the Kingdom of Iran”, was sentenced to death by the Tehran Revolutionary Court in February, on charges of “making mischief in the world by planning and directing terrorist acts”.
The organization in question was accused of organizing some armed actions and sabotage across the country with the terrorist attack that killed 14 people and injured 215 people in the city of Shiraz on April 12, 2008.
The Iranian Intelligence Ministry announced that it had captured Sharmahd, who is a dual Iranian-German citizen and known to have resided in the USA since 2003, abroad and brought him to the country in July 2020.
His family said that Sharmahd was “abducted” in the United Arab Emirates.
Iranian Judiciary Spokesperson Massoud Setayeshi announced yesterday that the death sentence for Sharmehd was upheld by the Supreme Court.
In her statement yesterday, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock called for the annulment of the death sentence for Sharmehd, which she described as “arbitrary”.