(RepublicanInformer.com)- According to a Politico report, the Islamic Republic of Iran is considering a plot to kill the United States Ambassador to South Africa, Lana Marks, in retaliation to the assassination of terrorist Qassem Soleimani.
President Donald Trump’s administration wiped out the Islamic State in the Middle East and orchestrated the assassination of the terrorist Iranian general in January 2020. The Iranian government, which is the biggest state sponsor of terrorism in the world, is now reportedly planning to murder Lana Marks.
According to a U.S. government official, the Iranian embassy in Pretoria, South Africa, is also involved in the plot.
Plotting to murder a government official in retaliation for the murder of a terrorist leader…is that the kind of behavior you might expect from a civilized country?
66-year-old Lana Marks has been in the role for almost a year and has known President Donald Trump for 20 years. She was appointed as a result of her skills as a businesswoman and connections internationally – the kind of qualifications President Trump looks for in all government officials he appoints.
The U.S. government source who spoke to Politico suggested that one of the reasons why the Iranian chose Marks is not because of any relation to South Africa, but because she has a personal relationship with the president. This wouldn’t be the first time the country carried out a terror attack, either – so the threat is being taken seriously.
President Trump’s decision to kill Soleimani in a targeted airstrike was made after reports suggested he was plotting more terror attacks. Iran’s links to the Taliban, an Islamist group in the Middle East, was another reason why the terrorist leader was assassinated by the United States military.
Tensions with Iran have been rising since President Donald Trump took office, but only because the Obama administration capitulated with the nuclear deal. President Trump tore up the deal and has been hard on the terrorist-supporting nation for almost four years, and despite offering assistance during the outbreak of the coronavirus, the country has refused to normalize relations with the United States and give up on its terror campaigns.