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Iranian Man Charged With Plot To Kill Former Trump Security Adviser John Bolton

Members of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) have been indicted in connection with plot to assassinate former national security adviser John Bolton, Justice Department said Wednesday. announced to

Shahram Poursafi

Shahram Poursafi indicted for providing and attempting to provide material support for the program, and for using the interstate commerce facility to commit murder for hire. he is on the run

Prosecutors have said that from October 2021, a 45-year-old man will attempt to arrange Bolton's murder on behalf of his IRGC, and will direct his 300,000 people in the United States to carry out the killing. He said he tried to pay the dollar.

The DOJ claimed that the attempted murder was likely in retaliation for the January 2020 killing of IRGC Commander Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad.

"The Department of Justice has a solemn duty to protect its citizens from hostile governments that seek to harm or kill them," said Matthew G. Olsen, Attorney General for the Department of National Security. In a statement, the deputy made that clear.It is not the first time the ministry has revealed Iran's retaliation plans.

If convicted, Poursafi faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 for charges related to the use of an interstate trading facility in a murder-for-hire operation, and a fine of up to 15 years. You may be fined. He faces several years in prison and an additional fine of up to $250,000 for trying to aid a cross-border murder plot.

FBI wanted poster.
John Bolton.
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