Assassination Alert: Mike Pompeo On Iran's List

By Darren Nagel | Thursday, 11 August 2022 22:45
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Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was further a target in a claimed Iranian assassination plot targeting former national security adviser John Bolton, according to a report.

A source close to Pompeo explained to Yahoo News that the Justice Department reached out to give him advance notice that he was the different high-ranking Trump official mentioned in charges against Shahram Poursafi, a member of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, unsealed on Wednesday.

“He is the one most at risk because of his frequent travel and because of his potential run in 2024,” the source explained to the news outlet.

The Justice Department declined to comment, according to the report. If true, Pompeo is mentioned twice in the affidavit.

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"On or about the same day, POURSAFI asked if the [confidential human subject] could hire someone for 'them' for $200,000 in order to 'eliminate someone.' POURSAFI also said that he had a second job for $1 million," the affidavit states.

"The CHS asked POURSAFI if there was another individual who had done worse to Iran and whom they should target instead, such as another named former high-ranking United States Government official from the Trump Administration. POURRSAFI told the CHS that targeting that official was dangerous because there were a lot of people around him/her, but that his/her time would come. POURSAFI wanted the CHS to focus on the first job and then there would be other jobs," it further declares.

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Pompeo was apparently seen as a higher-value target to the Iranian government given the offered sum of $1 million to assassinate him when compared to the $200,000 originally offered to assassinate Bolton. That amount was later bumped up to $300,000, per the court documents.

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The plot was probably meant to be retaliation for the successful assassination of the IRGC's Quds Force leader, Qassem Soleimani, in January 2020.

Poursafi was charged with the “use of interstate commerce facilities in the commission of murder-for-hire and with providing and attempting to provide material support to a transnational murder plot.” The Justice Department announced he ultimately tried to pay U.S.-based individuals $300,000 to carry out the murder of Bolton in either Washington, D.C., or Maryland.

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The charging documents accuse a member of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Shahram Poursafi, aka Mehdi Rezayi, of trying to pay someone $300,000 to kill Bolton. He allegedly further discussed paying $1 million to kill another target, whom Yahoo News has identified as Pompeo.

Pursuing this second target, the high-ranking Trump official, would be difficult because of the number of people around him, Poursafi announced, according to court documents.

“But his/her time will come,” he stated. The source close to Pompeo said this is also a reference to Pompeo.

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