Iran reportedly thought of killing US ambassador to South Africa

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Iran is weighing an assassination try towards the United States’ ambassador to South Africa Lana Marks, US media reported on Monday.

The report citied a number of US intelligence sources and a CIA world threats doc. It stated it might be the Islamic Republic’s most well-liked methodology of retaliating towards US president Donald Trump’s assassination of Revolutionary Guards commander Qasem Soleimani in January.

Iran later launched missile strikes on an Iraqi navy base housing US troops, however American casualties had been low and intelligence officers stated it was doubtless that there can be extra assaults at a later date.

According to US media, the intelligence report will not be clear why the South African-born Marks can be Iran’s goal for revenge, besides that she is an in depth pal of Trump’s and a member of his unique Mar-a-Lago resort membership in Florida.

Iran’s ministry of international affairs has strongly denied the report, and known as it “anti-Iran propaganda”.

A US authorities official stated that Marks, who took up her publish final October, had been knowledgeable and the menace was listed within the CIA’s World Intelligence Review.