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US press: Iran plans to assassinate American ambassador to South Africa

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US press: Iran plans to assassinate American ambassador to South Africa

A major American publication writes about Iran's "new insidious plans". The Politico article stated that the Iranian authorities and the command of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps did not abandon the idea of ​​retaliation against the United States.


The article says that the reason for the impending retaliation is the death of General Soleimani. It is worth recalling that he died in an American airstrike earlier this year. Since then, Iran has launched several missile attacks on American military bases in Iraq.

Politico, citing its own sources, says that Iran has chosen "a potential victim to implement the plan of revenge." And Lana Marks, the US Ambassador to the Republic of South Africa, is named this potential victim.

The article reports that, having received the relevant information, the American intelligence warned the diplomat about a great threat to her life.
Politico claims that "Tehran has chosen to select Lana Marks as a potential target due to her loyalty to US President Donald Trump." Material:

She has known Trump for more than 20 years, and therefore Iran can present a potential blow to her as a blow to Trump, who ordered the elimination of General Qasem Soleimani in January.

The article also claims that Iran "has a large spy network in South Africa." From the article:

Lana Marks could be an easy target for Iranian agents, unlike US ambassadors, for example, in Europe.

Iran has not yet officially commented on this publication in the American media. However, there is already an unofficial reaction. For example, it is said that the United States itself can turn one of its diplomats into a "sacred victim" for the next round of escalation and to justify its own withdrawal from the nuclear deal.
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  1. Machete
    Machete 14 September 2020 07: 31 New
    13
    The Iranians sent a letter about this to the US press.
    Like, so and so, we want to kill your ambassador, prepare us new sanctions. The old ones no longer insert us.
    What kind of jaundice in mattresses, not media.
    1. Same lech
      Same lech 14 September 2020 07: 34 New
      22
      The Americans themselves vilely killed Soleimani, and now they are accusing the Iranians of something ... the height of vileness and cynicism ... and they do not give any evidence ... as usual, hailey like ... scoundrels.
      1. Machete
        Machete 14 September 2020 07: 39 New
        +3
        And someone did not know about it? While the whole world is under the boot of mattresses, everyone will pretend to be idiots.
        1. Shurik70
          Shurik70 14 September 2020 10: 19 New
          +1
          But many Americans have leaked information to the media about secret projects.
          Probably, the CIA wanted to eliminate the ambassador of little value to her, substituting evidence for Iran. Someone leaked it to the media. It is clear, now the operation will be canceled.
          1. Machete
            Machete 14 September 2020 10: 33 New
            0
            Perhaps, but this is some kind of stupidity.
            In a normal country, both the one who leaked and the one who printed will go to jail for a long time.
            1. Polymer
              Polymer 14 September 2020 16: 40 New
              +1
              Quote: Machete
              but this is some kind of foolishness.

              Not stupidity, but nonsense. Probably, the new batch - the 2020 harvest from Afghanistan was delivered directly to the editorial office of this very Politico.
              Politico, citing its own sources, says that Iran has chosen "a potential victim to implement the plan of revenge." And Lana Marks, the US Ambassador to the Republic of South Africa, is named this potential victim.

              Wow, how they poked ...
      2. Victor_B
        Victor_B 14 September 2020 07: 50 New
        +2
        Quote: The same LYOKHA
        The Americans themselves despisedly killed Soleimani, and now they are accusing the Iranians of something ...

        They can ...
        They can do anything!
        They peddlers beacons of democracy!
        1. Same lech
          Same lech 14 September 2020 07: 53 New
          +1
          They can ...

          Permissiveness breeds impunity ... I'm afraid because of the United States the world will once again be plunged into the abyss of world slaughter ... recently, the Pentagon and the US State Department with the Congress have unruffled themselves to the point of indecency ... they are not ashamed to carry out a coup d'etat in the open in Belarus.
          1. Victor_B
            Victor_B 14 September 2020 07: 55 New
            +1
            Quote: The same LYOKHA
            ... are not ashamed of Belarus to openly carry out a coup d'etat.

            Do you know why the cat licks his balls?
            Because it CAN!
            1. Same lech
              Same lech 14 September 2020 08: 01 New
              +1
              And if a cat squeezes eggs with an iron ... what can he then? hi
              1. Victor_B
                Victor_B 14 September 2020 08: 02 New
                +2
                Quote: The same Lech
                And if a cat squeezes eggs with an iron ... what can he then? hi

                Immediately after!
                First thing.
                At once!
                Lick.
                1. Same lech
                  Same lech 14 September 2020 08: 14 New
                  +1
                  I agree ... this should be done regularly. smile
      3. Cyril G ...
        Cyril G ... 14 September 2020 09: 08 New
        +1
        Quote: The same LYOKHA
        The Americans themselves vilely killed Soleimani, and now they are accusing the Iranians of something ... the height of vileness and cynicism ... and they do not give any evidence ... as usual, hailey like ... scoundrels.


        Quite right .... They are already going crazy with impunity ...
      4. Livonetc
        Livonetc 14 September 2020 09: 35 New
        0
        For the entire democratic world, the situation with Soleimani looks different.
        The Americans brilliantly organized Operation Valiant Freedoms.
        And why are they themselves?
      5. Iris
        Iris 14 September 2020 20: 34 New
        0
        .. the Americans meanly killed Soleimani


        What does the phrase "dastardly murder" mean? .. What would a "noble liquidation" - notification by registered mail look like?
    2. Finches
      Finches 14 September 2020 08: 14 New
      +4
      In this case, the main thing is to shake a test tube with washing powder in the UN Security Council so that the inscription "NOVICHOK" Made in RUSSIA is clearly visible on it. You can kill two birds with one stone! laughing
  2. 210ox
    210ox 14 September 2020 07: 34 New
    +5
    Oh, those Iranians. Everywhere and everywhere. In general, I'm surprised. And why didn't the Amerzians write that they were planning an attack on the American ambassador to Antarctica? People would eat ...
    1. venik
      venik 14 September 2020 08: 02 New
      +1
      Quote: 210ox
      And why didn't the Amerzians write that they were planning an attack on the American ambassador to Antarctica?

      ========
      But because the "people" in the states, for the most part, do not know who "Antarctica" is and where it is located ...... Another thing is South Africa (who may have heard about it ...). laughing
      1. Zoldat_A
        Zoldat_A 14 September 2020 08: 31 New
        +2
        Quote: venik
        Quote: 210ox
        And why didn't the Amerzians write that they were planning an attack on the American ambassador to Antarctica?

        ========
        But because the "people" in the states, for the most part, do not know who "Antarctica" is and where it is located ...... Another thing is South Africa (who may have heard about it ...). laughing

        On TV two years ago, they showed how ordinary Americans on the map of the US hemispheres are looking in the eastern hemisphere, and Russia somewhere in the region of Australia. What is South Africa ??? In Texas, they don't know which side of Pennsylvania is, but you mean South Africa ...
        1. venik
          venik 14 September 2020 08: 46 New
          +1
          Quote: Zoldat_A
          Texas doesn't know which side of Pennsylvania is

          ========
          good Evil tongues claim that at the exit from Dallas Airport there is a sign with two arrows pointing in different directions. One says "Texas", another "rest of America"..... laughing
          PS The example turned out to be successful! drinks
          -------
          Quote: Zoldat_A
          On TV two years ago, they showed how ordinary Americans on the map of the US hemispheres are looking in the eastern hemisphere, and Russia somewhere in the region of Australia.

          ======
          What to do? request The cost of "the world's best" American education! lol
          1. Zoldat_A
            Zoldat_A 14 September 2020 12: 49 New
            +3
            Quote: venik
            then what to do? The cost of "the world's best" American education!

            The frightening thing is that we are going there with a confident step. I here, at VO, once told that my mother-writer had students-historians (!) Of the fifth year (!) Branch of the Moscow (!) State (!) Pedagogical (!) University to her question about what name it was with Hitler, they answered "Hitler". And only one of the most courageous girl understood the question and answered "Napoleon" .... "Napoleon Hitler" is a freak show, damn it ... And we, naive, in the army laughed when we had ONE Uzbek, who was on the map of the USSR at political studies could not find Uzbekistan ... Will we catch up and overtake America? ...
            1. venik
              venik 15 September 2020 17: 21 New
              +2
              Quote: Zoldat_A
              The frightening thing is that we are going there with a confident step.

              =======
              Alas!!! No wonder the expression appeared: "The victim of the exam" !!! request
  3. Was mammoth
    Was mammoth 14 September 2020 07: 38 New
    +3
    According to the latest information, the "Bober" chainsaw will be used. "We did not agree on the price of Novichek with the GRU. A chain of the" axis of evil "is being traced. wink
  4. rocket757
    rocket757 14 September 2020 07: 40 New
    +2
    "a bandit from the high road" has little chance of ending his life in our peace! A much more likely encounter with a hemp tie.
  5. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 14 September 2020 07: 47 New
    -7
    The United States itself can turn one of its diplomats into a “sacred victim” for the next round of escalation and to justify its own withdrawal from the nuclear deal.

    Yes, laaadno, "a sacred sacrifice."
    They just don't want to lose their ambassador. So they gonoshaya.

    But Andrei Karlov was not saved in Turkey.
    1. Same lech
      Same lech 14 September 2020 07: 57 New
      +1
      But Andrei Karlov was not saved in Turkey.

      Yes, many things have not been saved ... Russia's foreign policy towards the United States is extremely toothless.
      In the USA, our stolen pilot Yaroshenko is transferred to a private prison ... where it is not yet known whether he will survive ... and our Foreign Ministry tearfully asks the US State Department of Defense not to do this ... a disgrace ... it is necessary to demand, not to ask ... no words ... once again a disgrace to protect our citizens abroad from US arbitrariness.
  6. Humpty
    Humpty 14 September 2020 08: 14 New
    +1
    The prime minister of an island state has repeatedly committed and plans to commit acts of a blasphemous nature with his dog. The prime minister's unkempt appearance and strange smile serve as proof.
    Perhaps this is tantamount to the message of the Western press.
  7. aszzz888
    aszzz888 14 September 2020 08: 18 New
    +1

    A major American publication writes about Iran's "new insidious plans".
    Another tube of white powder? laughing
    1. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 14 September 2020 13: 00 New
      +1
      Quote: aszzz888

      A major American publication writes about Iran's "new insidious plans".
      Another tube of white powder? laughing

      It is surprising that Americans behave like children - they do not change training manuals. Once it works, they, naive, think that it will always work. They don't see that their striped ears stick out a meter because of any provocation in the world.

      And they do not feel sorry for the ambassador - on September 11, three and a half thousand in skyscrapers ditched and nothing. In America, 300 million is not a pity. For the sake of a global "fight against world terrorism" (read - the ability to poke your nose (troops) wherever you want) this is not so much. They ditch the ambassador, write him down as national heroes - and they are d'Artagnans, and all the rest - g ..... Starting with the cruiser Maine and the Gulf of Tonkin, the United States is a provocateur and the mother of all provocateurs.
  8. Dmitry Potapov
    Dmitry Potapov 14 September 2020 08: 29 New
    -1
    What happens if all the peoples of the United States are sent to their home countries? Paradise and prosperity throughout the world!
  9. Kamarada
    Kamarada 14 September 2020 08: 31 New
    0
    The US plans to poison several more freedom fighters. The United States is planning several coups in other states. The United States is planning to collapse the global financial system. The US plans to launch nuclear strikes. US plans to militarize space. The United States is planning ............ further, who is in that much.
  10. Dmitry Potapov
    Dmitry Potapov 14 September 2020 08: 34 New
    -1
    Scum. They themselves will blow up their ambassador or organize a failed assassination attempt, then they will blame Iran. And if Pompeo is poisoned with rotten lobster, they will say Putin "Novichok" poured in.
    1. borberd
      borberd 14 September 2020 08: 45 New
      0
      What, again? (C) The non-commissioned widow whipped herself?
  11. nobody111body
    nobody111body 14 September 2020 08: 43 New
    -1
    Of course, the Iranians need to fill up a couple of three American generals or Israeli and then, as they say, "you need to knock out a wedge with a wedge" - and so the killings will continue
    1. Iris
      Iris 14 September 2020 20: 37 New
      0
      Their arms are certainly short.
  12. Ham
    Ham 14 September 2020 08: 47 New
    0
    the warmongers are preparing the campaign for Lana Marx as a "sacred victim" ...
    but what is she
    she is loyal to US President Donald Trump
    - so it's just a cherry on the cake
  13. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 14 September 2020 08: 54 New
    +2
    Before the elections, you have to worry about Iran ...
    1. Vladimir_6
      Vladimir_6 14 September 2020 12: 54 New
      0
      Quote: Zaurbek
      Before the elections, you have to worry about Iran ...

      Trump had a reason to "bang on Iran" after Iran's attack on the US base in Iraq.
      But he announced the end of the era of endless wars for the United States, and did not fall for the provocation with the assassination of Qasem Soleimani. Trump will not play Iran before the elections or after the elections.
      1. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek 14 September 2020 13: 07 New
        0
        Why then the US ambassador to South Africa?
        1. Vladimir_6
          Vladimir_6 14 September 2020 13: 32 New
          0
          Quote: Zaurbek
          Why then the US ambassador to South Africa?

          Hopefully, forcing Trump to change his mind. Iran's destruction planners are not in the US, but in London.
          These are the same scriptwriters who planned the military clash between Russia and Turkey.
          First, they organized the destruction of the SU-24, and when it did not work, Ambassador Andrei Karlov was killed.
          The loss for Russia was heavy, but the "planners" did not achieve their goal.
          The US ambassador to South Africa is still the same reason to force Trump to strike Iran in the interests of a third party. But it won't.
          1. Zaurbek
            Zaurbek 14 September 2020 13: 35 New
            -1
            The Turks themselves are to blame for the destruction of the Su24 and the Russian Federation is to blame for not answering "tit for tat" to Turkey. In the east, this is a sign of weakness.
            1. Vladimir_6
              Vladimir_6 14 September 2020 13: 59 New
              -1
              Quote: Zaurbek
              The Turks themselves are to blame for the destruction of the Su24 and the Russian Federation is to blame for not answering "tit for tat" to Turkey. In the east, this is a sign of weakness.

              "An eye for an eye" is the Jews. Although they also break this commandment. Not for an eye, but for a glance, they take their heads off.
              For the downed SU-24 on February 17, 22 Turkish military pilots were destroyed in Ankara.
              So they answered in full. And those who counted on a full-scale war between Russia and Turkey miscalculated. Russia has shown not a "sign of weakness" but wise prudence. hi
              1. Zaurbek
                Zaurbek 14 September 2020 14: 00 New
                0
                By whom and where were the 22 Turkish pilots destroyed?
                1. Vladimir_6
                  Vladimir_6 14 September 2020 14: 11 New
                  0
                  Quote: Zaurbek
                  By whom and where were the 22 Turkish pilots destroyed?

                  On February 17, 2016, a military bus was blown up in Ankara.
                  22 Turkish Air Force pilots were killed.
                  1. Zaurbek
                    Zaurbek 14 September 2020 15: 40 New
                    0
                    What does this have to do with the Su24?
                    1. Vladimir_6
                      Vladimir_6 14 September 2020 16: 44 New
                      0
                      Quote: Zaurbek
                      What does this have to do with the Su24?

                      Russia is to blame for not responding "tit for tat" to Turkey.

                      For the pilot Oleg Peshkov, who died on November 24, 2015, a bus with Turkish military pilots was blown up on February 17, 2016.
                      1. Zaurbek
                        Zaurbek 14 September 2020 17: 20 New
                        0
                        They are most likely Kurds.
                      2. Vladimir_6
                        Vladimir_6 14 September 2020 18: 13 New
                        0
                        Quote: Zaurbek
                        They are most likely Kurds.

                        If you are more satisfied with the version with Kurds, let it be Kurds. hi
                      3. Zaurbek
                        Zaurbek 14 September 2020 18: 17 New
                        0
                        These are all fairy tales. No answer was given. With the love of the current management for PR, they would ring for a month. And so they wiped themselves off.
                      4. Vladimir_6
                        Vladimir_6 14 September 2020 18: 45 New
                        0
                        Quote: Zaurbek
                        These are all fairy tales. No answer was given. With the love of the current management for PR, they would ring for a month. And so they wiped themselves off.

                        You have a too primitive opinion about the "current leadership of the RF".
                        You also say that you would publish photos, addresses, military rank and the names of the performers.
                        If the Kurds had blown up a bus with pilots, Erdogan would have given them an armageddon.
                        And so (TURKS) wiped themselves off and that's it
                      5. Zaurbek
                        Zaurbek 14 September 2020 19: 22 New
                        0
                        Look at the reaction of the Turks to the downed Su24 .... and their reaction to the death of the military.
                      6. Vladimir_6
                        Vladimir_6 14 September 2020 19: 50 New
                        0
                        You from the first send
                        Before the elections, you have to worry about Iran ...

                        casually walked on the US ambassador to South Africa
                        Why then the US ambassador to South Africa?

                        then recalled the commandment
                        "an eye for an eye"

                        then I told you where and when the Turkish pilots were liquidated.
                        Then we each expressed their opinion about the "current leadership of the Russian Federation."
                        Finally, you invite me to look into the depths of the Turkish soul.
                        I will tell you frankly - I am indifferent to "the reaction of the Turks to the downed Su24 .... and their reaction to the death of the military from the explosion."
                        Let's get back to your first post - "Before the elections, you have to burn about Iran."
                        There will be no blow to Iran either before or after the elections.
                      7. Zaurbek
                        Zaurbek 14 September 2020 20: 14 New
                        0
                        Following your logic .... why did the Turkish general die?
                      8. Vladimir_6
                        Vladimir_6 14 September 2020 20: 19 New
                        0
                        Let's get back to your first post - "Before the elections, you have to burn about Iran."
                        There will be no blow to Iran either before or after the elections.
                      9. Zaurbek
                        Zaurbek 14 September 2020 20: 27 New
                        0
                        Nothing prevents this.
  • Prisoner
    Prisoner 14 September 2020 09: 04 New
    0
    Should this be taken as an offer to the Iranian authorities, or do the Pins want to knock the lady down? Directly the mayor of Prague, whom our "wanted" to poison. Wash it from one kitchen, apparently.
  • APASUS
    APASUS 14 September 2020 09: 17 New
    0
    Another test tube with evidence from the US State Department.
  • HAM
    HAM 14 September 2020 09: 28 New
    0
    The end of Lana Marx, and the Iranians have nothing to do with it ... it is said to the morgue, then to the morgue ...
  • K-50
    K-50 14 September 2020 09: 33 New
    0
    US press: Iran plans to assassinate American ambassador to South Africa

    And what is not an ambassador to Mars? belay
    Why would Iran bother with this if it runs around like cockroaches like cockroaches? Why does he need an ambassador to a country on another continent? Out of personal hatred?
    "... I hate the victim so much that I can't even eat ..." (c) k / f Mimino. (like). repeat
    There are thousands of targets around Iran within walking distance. Take and hit them at least from a swing, at least from under the quiet, Why run after the ambassador to South Africa? fool
    Fashington has invented (if not to put it another way) another tops and begins to feed his herd. lol
    Or maybe the fact is that Ping himself muddied something similar to the camp?
    How is the parable about the thief and the hat?
  • rotfuks
    rotfuks 14 September 2020 10: 32 New
    0
    Why in our time to encroach on someone? This is extremely costly. Why train agents and develop a special operation when there is a proven scheme. Any person can be isolated and declared a poisoned "Novice" and point a finger at the poisoning country. In this case, you don't even have to bother with evidence and all sorts of analyzes. Suffice it to tell highlikli to name the country from a high rostrum and declare sanctions.
  • Alexey RA
    Alexey RA 14 September 2020 10: 45 New
    +1
    Politico claims that "Tehran has chosen to select Lana Marks as a potential target due to her loyalty to US President Donald Trump."

    Uh-huh ... then Donnie will call on the American people to rally around the president and fight back those who encroach on democracy in his person - and Biden is in flight. smile
    Elections, elections ... ©
  • Bulgarian
    Bulgarian 15 September 2020 07: 54 New
    0
    So the test tube with the powder was used