The United States Department of Justice has indicted a member of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards for his involvement in a conspiracy to assassinate former national security adviser John Bolton.
The Department of Justice has said in a statement on Wednesday that according to court documents dating back to October 2021, 45-year-old Shahram Poursafi, alias Mehdi Rezai, from Tehran, Iran, has committed national security fraud. He tried to arrange the assassination of John Bolton, former adviser to the Islamic Republic of Iran. This action was carried out in January 2020 by the American airstrike in Baghdad of Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force responsible for the IRGC’s operations abroad.
According to the Department of Justice, Shahram Poursafi, acting on behalf of the IRGC’s Quds Force, killed John Bolton in Washington DC or Maryland. Therefore, they tried to pay three hundred thousand dollars to people inside the United States.
Larissa Knapp, the executive assistant director of the FBI’s National Security Branch, said that Iran has killed such people in the United States. Plan It has a history of imprisoning those it deems a threat to itself, but the US government also has a long history of holding accountable those who threaten the safety of its citizens. He thanked the justice, the FBI and the Secret Service. He said in a statement that although not much can be said publicly at this time, one point is indisputable that the rulers of Iran are liars, terrorists and enemies of the United States. “Their fundamentalist, anti-American goals have not changed, their promises are worthless, and the global threat they pose is growing.”
Bolton urged the Biden administration to 2020 nuclear deal. This deal has been the top priority of the State Department and other US officials since the election of President Joe Biden. They said that “2015 US re-engagement in the failed nuclear deal with Iran would be an unprecedented self-inflicted wound for us and our closest allies in the Middle East.”