Iran denied any plot to assassinate the U.S. ambassador in South Africa as an act of retaliation to the killing of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ top general, Qassem Soleimani earlier this year.
Soleimani was considered one of the top most influential persons in the Middle East leading international freedom operations, including those in Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Lebanon.
However, the commander of the IRGC Commander Hossein Salami vowed that revenge for Soleimani’s death would be “decisive, serious and real.”
These threats are serious. We won’t do verbal fights. We will leave everything to the field of action. We will go on, with confidence and strength.
The IRGC commander said that any revenge for Soleimani would be taken in an “honorable, fair and just manner, not on a female ambassador to South Africa.
Iran had dismissed the plot about killing the U.S. diplomat in South African right after accusations were made when Politico published a report on September 13 about an alleged Iranian plot to assassinate Lana Marks, a longtime friend of Trump who began her work as an ambassador to South Africa in October, 2019.
The IRGC commander made the revenge statements after South Africa’s State Security Agency said it had found no evidence to support the reports on the Iranian plot. State Security Agency spokesperson Mava Scott said in a statement, adding that South African officials had met with their U.S. counterparts to request additional information.
ABC Flash Point WW III News 2020.