>> France has seized assets belonging to Iran’s intellegence services and two Iranian nationals in response to a foiled bomb attack in June which targeted this rally of an exiled Iranian opposition group near Paris. Also attending that event was President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani and several former European and Arab ministers.
France had previously warned Tehran to expect a robust response after an Iranian diplomat was arrested in Germany on suspicion of involvement in the plot. On Tuesday, Paris delivered that message and said the assets of two individuals were frozen. A court in southern Germany said on Monday the detained Iranian diplomat, who was accredited in Austria could be extradited to Belgium.
That's where two other individuals were arrested in June for possessing explosives. The hardening of relations between France and Iran could not come at a worse time. France has been one of the strongest advocates of salvaging the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers after Trump pulled out in May.