米司法省、ジョン・ボルトン暗殺未遂容疑でイラン人を起訴

The US Justice Department announced criminal charges Wednesday against a member of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps for allegedly trying to orchestrate the assassination of John Bolton, who served in senior national security positions during the Trump and Bush administrations.

The alleged plot waslikely in retaliation” 1月のために 2020 US air strike that killed Qasem Soleimani, commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, 司法省は言った. After the strike, leaders of the terrorist organization vowedrevenge against Americansfor Soleimani’s death and publicly lashed out against then-President Donald Trump and other high-ranking officials in his administration.
Prosecutors said Shahram Poursafi, a 45-year-old Iranian national and IRGC member, attempted to pay $ 300,000 to an individual in the United States to kill Bolton and said he had asecond job” にとって $ 1 百万.
    Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was also a target of an Iranian assassination plot, according to a federal law enforcement source familiar with the investigation and a source close to Pompeo. A known Iran policy hawk, Pompeo served as Trump’s secretary of state at the time of the airstrike that killed Soleimani.
      CNN has attempted to reach Pompeo for comment.
        Poursafi has not been arrested and remains at large.
        Poursafi originally contacted the US-based individualwho was secretly working as an FBI informant, also known as aconfidential human source,” or CHSand asked them to take photos of Boltonfor a book that Poursafi was writing,” 裁判所の文書によると.
          He later asked if the informant could hire a person toeliminate someone,” who was later revealed to be Bolton, and promised protection for the CHS and the assassin, 検察官は言う. Poursafi also allegedly suggested the murder should be doneby car,” provided the CHS with an address for Bolton’s office, and noted that Bolton had a habit of taking walks alone.
          十一月に 2021, the informant traveled to Washington, DC, and sent Poursafi photos of Bolton’s office and descriptions of the building. Poursafi allegedly said that the killing should happen in the building’s garage, as it was ahigh traffic” 範囲.
          Poursafi has been charged with the use of interstate commerce facilities in the commission of murder-for-hire, which carries a 10-year maximum prison sentence, and attempting to provide material support to a transnational murder plot, which carries up to 15 刑務所での年.
          声明の中で, Bolton thanked the Justice Department, FBI and Secret Service for their efforts.
          While much cannot be said publicly right now, one point is indisputable: Iran’s rulers are liars, テロリスト, and enemies of the United States,” Bolton said. “Their radical, anti-American objectives are unchanged; their commitments are worthless; and their global threat is growing.
          Bolton was Trump’s fourth national security adviser for a little over a year, starting in April 2018 until Trump fired him from the role in 9月 2019 via Twitter にとって “強く” disagreeing with “諜報機関は昨年末、ロシアの諜報員がトランプ大統領の個人弁護士ルドルフWを使用しているとホワイトハウスに警告した。” of Bolton’s suggestions.
            A hawkish neoconservative, Bolton had previously advocated for regime change in Iran and backed Trump’s decision to pull the US out of the multinational Iran nuclear deal.
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