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Iran Responds To US Claims About Assassination Plot

    Iran responded to allegations made by the United States on Thursday concerning an alleged assassination plot against former White House national security adviser John Bolton as retaliation for the death of one of its top rated commanders.

    They referred to the whole thing as a work of “fiction.”

    This allegation comes about as tensions between the U.S. and Iran over reviving a nuclear deal between the country that hates our guts and the liberal powers in Washington, D.C., that had pulled out of the deal in 2018, but now apparently want to rejoin.

    “The US Justice Department has made allegations without providing valid evidence, creating a new work of fiction,” Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman Nasser Kanani stated.

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    “This time they have come up with a plot involving individuals like Bolton whose political career has failed,” Kanani scoffed.

    “The Islamic Republic warns against any action that targets Iranian citizens by resorting to ridiculous accusations.”

    On Wednesday the US Justice Department announced it had stifled a plot by a member of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) to kill Bolton, offering an unidentified person inside the United States $300,000 to carry out the job.

    The alleged plan was likely set in retaliation for the US killing of top Guards commander Qasem Soleimani in Iraq in January 2020, the department said.

    According to the report, the assassination plot, which allegedly went on from October last year until April of this year, never really got off the ground due to the fact that the would-be assassin was actually an informant for the FBI.

    However, court documents did reveal the FBI let the plotting go on in order to gather information concerning Shahram Poursafi, who is a member of the IRGC’s Quds force, as well as intel involving Iran’s plans for possibly carrying out another assassination with a more prominent former U.S. official, former secretary of state Mike Pompeo.

    “Poursafi, who is believed to still be in Iran, was charged by the Justice department with two counts relating to plotting a murder,” the Newsmax report said.