FBI sources told CNN about Tehran’s plan to kill former President Donald Trump administration officials, including former White House National Security Advisor John Bolton.
Former US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo It was part of the target list in the attacks planned by Iranian Revolutionary Guards in the USA .
a source US Federal Police (FBI) someone familiar with the investigation and close to Pompeo has been confirmed to the network CNN that the former official is the member’s “second job” Iranian Revolutionary Guards Lawsuits brought against you by the Ministry of Justice.
According to the indictment Justice Department published this wednesday Shahram Poursafi also known as Mehdi Rizaci would attempt to assassinate Bolton in retaliation for the death of its president. Revolutionary Guards Qassem Soleimani In a US operation in January 2020.
Poursafi, 45, originally Teheran , Charged with planning murder in Washington DC court To plan to pay $300,000 for hitmen to kill Bolton in the metropolitan area of the US capital at the end of 2021.
On social networks, the former Trump adviser thanked the Justice Department for initiating the sentencing process, the FBI for following the assassination plot, and providing protection to the US Secret Service.
“Iranian leaders are liars, terrorists and enemies of the United States. (…) It is a growing global threat,” Bolton said.
According to the Ministry of Justice, a member of the Revolutionary Guards Maintained contacts with hitmen in the US from October 2021 to April 2022 To track Bolton’s movements and execute his murder.
In these correspondences, Poursafi put forward the pressure of the chain of command to commit the crime as soon as possible and promised to place a second orderfurther details were unknown.
He was also upset that the murder was not committed on January 3, the second anniversary of Soleimani’s killing by a Trump-ordered drone. Baghdad .
in the last message exchange recorded by FBI one of the contract killers complained about non-payment. Poursafi responded by sending $100 worth of cryptocurrencies.
If found guilty, the Revolutionary Guards will face up to 25 years in prison for the murder plot.
“This is not the first time we have uncovered Iran’s plans to take revenge on people on American soil, and we will work tirelessly to uncover and disrupt any such effort,” prosecutor Matthew Olsen said in a statement.
The former National Security Advisor said in a statement. Joe Biden Government Do not go back to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal that the Trump Administration abandoned.
“I am determined to ensure that this does not happen”said Bolton.
Considered a Republican “hawk” in favor of US interventionism, Bolton served as National Security Advisor. White House From 2017 to 2020, when Trump fired him for disagreements over Venezuelan policy.
(with information from EFE)
Source: Info Bae