AN Iranian has been charged in the US for a plot to murder an ex-national security adviser.
Shahram Poursafi, who lives in Iran and is in the Revolutionary Guard, is wanted for allegedly offering $300,000 to eliminate John Bolton.
An Iranian has been charged in the US for a plot to murder ex-national security adviser John BoltonCredit: AP
According to FBI files, Poursafi told a person, who was actually an FBI informant, that he wanted Bolton to be purged or eliminated.
He provided the person with Bolton’s office address, the affidavit revealed.
It was a presumed retaliation for a US airstrike that killed Iran general Qassem Soleimani at Baghdad airport in 2020, the Justice Department said.
Assistant Attorney General in the US, Matthew Olsen, said: “This was not an idle threat.”
Bolton thanked the FBI for their work on the case and the Secret Service for protecting him.
He said: “While much cannot be said publicly right now, one point is indisputable.
“Iran’s rulers are liars, terrorists, and enemies of the United States.”
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