Iranian Indicted for Alleged Plot to Assassinate John Bolton

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Friday, August 19, 2022
Author: 
Alex Mostaghimi
Volume: 
38
Issue: 
9
Abstract: 

On August 10, 2022, the Department of Justice unsealed an indictment against Shahran Poursafi (or Mehdi Rezayi) of Tehran, Iran for his alleged attempt to arrange the murder of former National Security Advisor John Bolton.  The indictment alleges that Poursafi, working on behalf of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps – Qods Force (IRGC-QF), attempted to pay individuals in the U.S. $300,000 to carry out the assassination of John Bolton in Washington D.C. or Maryland.