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Iranian operative charged in plot to murder John Bolton

Former US national security adviser John Bolton gestures while speakings at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, September 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Former US national security adviser John Bolton gestures while speakings at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, September 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

An Iranian operative has been charged in a plot to murder former Trump administration national security adviser John Bolton, the Justice Department says.

Shahram Poursafi, identified by US officials as a member of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, is currently wanted by the FBI on charges related to the murder-for-hire plot.

“I wish to thank the Justice Dept for initiating the criminal proceeding unsealed today; the FBI for its diligence in discovering and tracking the Iranian regime’s criminal threat to American citizens; and the Secret Service for providing protection against Tehran’s efforts,” Bolton tweets.

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