An intelligence report suggests that Iran could be plotting to assassinate former President Donald Trump and/or other top former United States officials in an act of revenge for the drone strike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimanidurring the former president’s administration.
As per Yahoo News:
“According to the intelligence report, Iran has identified former President Donald Trump, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and other officials as ‘priority targets’ for their role in overseeing the January 2020 US drone strike that killed Soleimani as he visited Iraq. Iran has long openly made bombastic threats to take revenge for Soleimani’s death, but the new report offers further confirmation that US officials are taking the threats seriously,”
“The intelligence report, which is marked as unclassified but as ‘for official use only,’ was widely distributed inside the government and to law enforcement agencies nationwide,”
“Since January 2021, Tehran has publicly expressed a willingness to conduct lethal operations inside the United States and has consistently identified former President Donald Trump, former Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, and former CENTCOM Commander General Kenneth McKenzie as among its priority targets for retribution,”
“Iran would probably view the killing or prosecution of a US official it considers equivalent in rank and stature to Soleimani or responsible for his death as successful retaliatory actions,” the assessment adds.
This report warns that Iran is “waging a multipronged campaign” in an attempt to avenge Soleimani’s death, this includes “threats of lethal action, international legal maneuvering, and the issuance of Iranian arrest warrants and sanctions.”
In January, Iran’s supreme leader shared an animated video that appears to show a robot calling in a drone strike to assassinate Trump on his golf course at Mar-a-Lago in Florida.
The animated video was part of a contest to mark Jan. 3, 2020, killing of Soleimani. Iran’s hard-line President Ebrahim Raisi demanded action against Trump.
“If not, I’m telling all American leaders, don’t doubt that the hand of revenge will come out of the sleeves of the ummah,” Raisi said.