Washington reveals Iranian plan to assassinate ex-senior US official

Washington reveals Iranian plan to assassinate ex-senior US official

Former White House National Security Advisor John Bolton.

American Justice revealed on Wednesday a plot led by a member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards to assassinate John Bolton, a former White House national security adviser.

The US Department of Justice said in a statement that Shahram Poursafi, alias Mehdi Rezayi, 45, was charged in absentia with offering to pay $300,000 to individuals in the United States to kill John Bolton, who was also United States Ambassador to the UN, apparently in revenge for the death of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in January 2020 in a US strike.

The plot was exposed to the authorities by the person believed to have murdered Mr. Bolton, whose identity has not been released.

According to the press release, between October 2021 and April 2022, Shahram Poursafi contacted this confidential source using encrypted messaging, giving him instructions to locate, photograph and then kill Mr. Bolton, believed to be a hawk , even a warmonger on the Iranian file.

The FBI wanted poster shows Iranian Shahram Poursafi, after the United States accused him of preparing the murder of John Bolton in Washington.

He ordered him to open a cryptocurrency account, then gave him the business address of Donald Trump's former adviser, before urging him to put the plan to be executed before the first anniversary of Soleimani's death.

The powerful Iranian general, architect of Iran's strategy in the Middle East, was the head of the Quds Force, the unit in charge of external operations within the Revolutionary Guards. He was killed on January 3, 2020 in a drone strike in Baghdad.

After the anniversary date, Shahram Poursafi continued to push the confidential source to kill Mr. Bolton, promising him another million dollar contract if the first operation is successful.

The FBI has published a wanted poster for Poursafi with several photos including two showing him wearing the x27;Revolutionary Guard uniform.

During their discussions, the confidential source repeatedly referred to Poursafi as being linked to the Quds Force. Poursafi has never denied this, US justice noted.

If he is arrested, which is unlikely as he appears to be in Iran, Shahram Poursafi faces up to 25 years in prison in the United States.

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