Iran may plan to assassinate US ambassador to South Africa to avenge Soleimani’s death

Iran may plan to assassinate US ambassador to South Africa to avenge Soleimani's death

Iranian authorities may be planning to assassinate the US ambassador to South Africa, US government sources told Politico.

According to undisclosed officials, the United States learned of the threat back in the spring, but in recent weeks, more specific information has surfaced about a conspiracy to remove Ambassador Lana Marks. According to the report, so far intelligence has not been able to figure out what interest Marx is to Iran: presumably, it has nothing to do with Tehran.

According to one version, the Iranian authorities are considering the assassination of Marx as a possible revenge for the death of General Soleimani, who was killed as a result of an American drone strike in January.

Marx, 66, a couturier and close friend of the late Princess Diana, has known incumbent President Donald Trump for over 20 years and is a member of a private club in his Mar-a-Lago. She was sworn in as US Ambassador last October.

According to sources, Marx was notified of the threat to her life.

Since the Islamic Revolution in Iran, the current regime has been accused of at least 360 murders, as well as terrorist attacks and conspiracies in more than 40 countries. In a number of cases, Tehran used its own diplomats to carry out criminal and terrorist activities.