CIA Threat Memo Says Iran Plotting To Assassinate Ambassador In Revenge For Soleimani
Mon, 09/14/2020 – 20:00
Politico released a bombshell on Sunday, citing “multiple US intelligence sources” which said Iran was plotting to assassinate the American Ambassador to South Africa, 66-year old Lana Marks.
Apparently the report is based on slightly more than the usual ‘anonymous’ CIA officials, given this time Politico is citing a specific CIA global threats document, which says the planned future assassination is to be in revenge for the January US killing by drone strike of IRGC Quds Force chief Qasem Soleimani.
Allegedly the Iranian embassy in Pretoria is involved in the plot, based on the CIA document; however, it’s also said to reference other options in terms of potential revenge scenarios.