The US Department of Justice announced that a member of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards is wanted on charges of plotting to assassinate John Bolton, a former US President Donald Trump administration national security adviser.
It has been announced that 45-year-old Shahram Pursafi, who is wanted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and also known as Medhi Rezayi, is thought to be planning the action in order to avenge Qassem Soleimani, the Commander of the Quds Force, who was killed in Iraq in 2020 as a result of an American missile attack.
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According to the criminal complaint, Pursafi asked a US citizen identified as ‘Individual A’ to take photographs of Bolton for use in a book. The US person, whose name has not been released, also introduced Pursafi to a secret government informant who he said could take the photos for a fee. It was stated that Pursafi reached the informant through an encrypted messaging app and offered $ 250,000 to hire someone to ‘eliminate’ Bolton , then agreed to $300,000. Speaking to the American CNN, Bolton sarcastically stated that he found the amount of money set for the Assassination Low And Said, “I Was Ashamed Of The Low Price. Maybe there was an exchange rate problem or something,” he said.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Nasser Kenani stated that the accusation of assassination against former US National Security Advisor John Bolton is baseless and fictitious, and said, “With these baseless accusations, we warn the United States against every step that will be taken against Iranian citizens.” Kenani said, “The United States is running away from its own realities. They are avoiding the fact that they killed Qassem Soleimani or supported the killings of ISIS and the Zionist regime in the region. They do this with baseless accusations over names like Bolton, who have lost their political value.”