Iran is planning an assassination plot against Lana Marks, the United States ambassador to South Africa, a new report has revealed.
US Officials are reportedly aware of threats against Marks, a longtime friend of President Donald Trump, according to Politico.
According to the Politico report, gotten from a White House insider, the assassination plot is a retaliation for the assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani who was killed by a U.S. drone strike in January.
US Officials believe the Iranian embassy in Pretoria, the capital of South Africa, is involved in revenge plot and has warned Marks of a “credible threat” against her life under a directive known as “Duty to Warn,”
This reported plan comes aftef Iran attacked two facilities at a military base in Iraq housing US soldiers just days after Soleimani’s death saying it was revenge for the general’s killing.
More than 100 US soldiers suffered Traumatic Brain Injuries after the attacks on the Al-Asad Air Base, located west of Baghdad.
Meanwhile, Joe Biden on Sunday slammed Trump’s foreign policy with Iran as “a dangerous failure” in an opinion piece published by CNN.
“I have no illusions about the challenges the regime in Iran poses to America’s security interests, to our friends and partners and to its own people. But there is a smart way to be tough on Iran, and there is Trump’s way,” Biden said.
“He has lurched into risky escalations that endangered our troops — and then downplayed their brain injuries as ‘headaches,’” Biden added