Report: Iran Plotting Assassination of U.S. Envoy to South Africa to Avenge Soleimani

Report: Iran Plotting Assassination of U.S. Envoy to South Africa to Avenge Soleimani


The Iranian embassy in the South African capital of Pretoria is involved in the plot, the report cited the U.S. government official as saying.

Iran has already enacted revenge over Soleimani’s killing, firing ballistic missiles at a US base in Iraq in January, to which the US did not respond. However, the killing of a US ambassador would “dramatically ratchet up already serious tensions between the U.S. and Iran and create enormous pressure on Trump to strike back,” the report said, possibly in the middle of a tense election season.

A U.S. airstrik  in January killed Soleimani, architect of Iran’s regional security apparatus, at Baghdad’s international airport under Trump’s directive.

Marks, 66, a Jewish Florida-based luxury handbag designer and longtime friend of Trump, was born and raised in South Africa. She has been a member of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in Florida and counts many celebrities among her clients who buy her handbags, which can fetch up

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