US accuses Iranian operative of plotting to kill John Bolton

United States authorities have accused an alleged member of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) of plotting to assassinate former US National Security Advisor John Bolton, likely in retaliation for the killing Iran’s General Qassem Soleimani in 2020.

The US Department of Justice revealed the charges against Shahram Poursafi, of Tehran, on Wednesday, accusing him of offering an unidentified US-based individual $300,000 to carry out the killing in Washington, DC or neighbouring Maryland.

Al Jazeera’s Kimberly Halkett reports from Washington DC.

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