John Bolton: Iranian man charged in US over alleged assassination plot

Posted on AllSides August 11th, 2022
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An Iranian man has been charged by the US with plotting to kill former Trump National Security Advisor John Bolton.

US officials said Shahram Poursafi, a member of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRG), was in Iran and wanted over the alleged plot.

They said Mr Poursafi was likely seeking revenge for the US strike that killed Qasem Soleimani, Iran's most powerful military commander.

Iran dismissed the charges it said came from a "failed policy of Iranophobia".

Soleimani spearheaded Iranian military operations in the Middle East.

The 62-year-old headed the...

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