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Al Quds force agent expelled by France

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France expelled on Wednesday Bashir Biazar, an Iranian national suspected of being an "influence agent" for the Islamic Republic of Iran. 

Bashir Biazar © X 

France expelled on Wednesday Bashir Biazar, an Iranian national suspected of being an "influence agent" for the Islamic Republic of Iran. 

This move is the latest development in the ongoing tensions between Paris and Tehran, which continues to detain three French nationals.

Bashir Biazar, who had been subject to an expulsion order from the French Interior Minister since early June, was held in a detention center in Metz (eastern France) before being flown to Tehran on Wednesday morning.

During an administrative court hearing in Paris on Wednesday, a representative from the Interior Ministry portrayed Biazar as an "influence agent, an agitator promoting the views of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and, more worryingly, harassing regime opponents." 

The representative cited intelligence sources, claiming Biazar had filmed opposition Iranian journalists in September outside the Tehran consulate in Paris after an arson attack, compromising the safety of a relative of one of these journalists in Iran.

The French authorities accused Biazar of operating "in connection" with the Quds Force, a unit of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, a link he allegedly kept secret. "When one is a member of the Quds Force, it doesn’t go on one’s business card," quipped the Interior Ministry representative.

Biazar also faced criticism for social media posts about the Gaza conflict, where he reportedly referred to "Zionist dogs" and "child killers."

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