The US Department of Justice has filed charges against a member of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards accused of planning the assassination of John BoltonNational Security Advisor to former President Donald Trump.
The 45-year-old man from Tehran was identified as Shahram Poursafi and would have planned an attack on Bolton in retaliation for the death in January 2020 of the commander of the Revolutionary Guards Quds Force, Qasem Soleimani, in a US bombing in Baghdad, the capital of Iraq.
Judicial sources indicate that Poursafi, who is outside the United States, tried to pay in October 2021 to several individuals who were in the United States $300,000 to carry out an attack on Bolton, either in Washington or Maryland.
The defendant, also known as Mehdi Rezayi, was charged with making use of commercial entities to pay for those services.
If found guilty, He will face a sentence of up to ten years in prison and a fine of $250,000.. In addition, he could also be sentenced to another fifteen years in prison for trying to provide material to carry out a murder.
Later, the current White House National Security Adviser, Jake Sullivan, issued a statement in which warns Iran will face ‘serious consequences’ if you carry out an attack against any US citizen.
“We have said this before and we will say it again: The (President Joe) Biden Administration will not give up protecting and defending all Americans. against threats of violence and terrorism“, Sullivan warned, according to ‘The Hill‘.
Finally, the senior official recognized the employees of the Department of Justice and the FBI for their management of the situation, and stressed that the Joe Biden administration will use all its resources to protect Americans. (Europe Press)