0 $
2,500 $
5,000 $
1,660 $
JUNE 2021

Iran Allegedly Plotting To Assassinate U.S. Ambassador To South Africa, Because Why Not?

Support SouthFront

Iran Allegedly Plotting To Assassinate U.S. Ambassador To South Africa, Because Why Not?

Click to see full-size image

On September 13th, Politico reported that Iran is allegedly planning an assassination against the U.S. ambassador to South Africa, according to an unnamed US government official and another official who had seen intelligence.

This was then repeated by US President Donald Trump.

This is reportedly in retaliation to the January 3rd assassination of Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani by a US drone strike in Iraq’s capital Baghdad.

It turns out that Lana Marks, the ambassador to South Africa had been under a “general threat” since Spring 2020.

According to the sources, the threat had become more specific in August and September, and that the Iranian Embassy in Pretoria was allegedly involved in the plot.

Attacking Lana Marks is one of several courses of action that Tehran could allegedly undertake.

Marks has been made aware of the threat, the U.S. government official said.

The intelligence also has been included in the CIA World Intelligence Review, known as the WIRe, a classified product that is accessible to senior policy and security officials across the U.S. government, as well as certain lawmakers and their staff.

Marks, 66, was sworn in as U.S. ambassador last October. She’s known Trump for more than two decades and has been a member of his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida.

She is famous for being a successful businesswoman, with her handbag designs selling for as much as $40,000. She was a personal friend of Princess Diana, and was born in South Africa, as a result she speaks Afrikaans and Xhosa.

Still, though, even Politico admits that Lana Marks has no known links to Iran, and it is questionable why Tehran would even target her.

It is, however, easy to tie in to previous MSM reports, such as back in 2015, when the Guardian and Al Jazeera reported on leaked intelligence documents that detailed an extensive secret network of Iranian operatives in South Africa.

It would be quite an asymmetric response, since Soleimani was a much more significant figure in Iranian internal and external policy and conduct than Lana Marks is for the US.

“Iran’s Islamist leaders have a history of carrying out assassinations beyond their country’s borders, as well as taking hostages, since seizing power following a popular uprising in the late 1970s.”

This is based on a US report which provides no evidence but ample accusations in most, if not all, cases.

Days after Soleimani was assassinated, Iran shot a salvo of ballistic missiles at a US military base in Iraq, and the list of damages and injuries kept expanding for months, after initially allegedly failing completely.

An initial target was reportedly the head of US Central Command General Kenneth McKenzie.

He said back in August that he expected a new “response” from Iran to America’s ongoing presence in Iraq.

“I do not know what the nature of that response will be, but we will certainly be ready for it, should it occur,” he said. On Wednesday, McKenzie confirmed plans to cut the U.S. troop presence in Iraq from 5,200 to 3,000 by the end of September.

McKenzie said Iran was “our central problem” in the region, and acknowledged that the danger from Iranian proxies in Iraq had complicated U.S. efforts against ISIS, the radical Sunni terrorist organization and movement.

“The threat against our forces from Shia militant groups has caused us to put resources that we would otherwise use against ISIS to provide for our own defense and that has lowered our ability to work effectively against them,” he said.

Iran and South Africa have cooperated on a number of fronts in recent decades, including at the U.N., where South Africa has at times advocated for Iran.

South Africa also has uranium deposits, which are allegedly of interest to Iran, as the West continues to allege that it seeks to expand its nuclear program even further to develop weapons.

South Africa and Iran have also signed some basic defense pacts, as such it simply holds water that a largely insignificant diplomat could potentially be assassinated by Iran to send some sort of message. What the message would be? Who knows, really?

MORE ON THE TOPIC:

Support SouthFront

SouthFront

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
19 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Selbstdenker

Makes sense. Why not planning to kill an US ambassador in South Afrika? One of the most important ambassadors in the world. Would be a real coup, something really harming the US, and the best fit to avenge the killing of General Soleimani. <>. Are the US guys brain dead?

nIko

US ambassador in South Africa is even more important than US ambassador in Liberia… or his wife… or his butler…. or butler’s wife. All potential targets, very likely to be assassinated by Iran soon. Or poisoned with Novichok by Russia.

“Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=at56A5eg3vs&ab_channel=JaysonHuth

guest

More US desperation, lies and unadulterated hogwash. South Africa no less.

Damien C

Another childish nonsensical bullshit anti Iranian propaganda piece.

Do these spook clowns that make this garbage up not think that the public would be asking what’s in it for Iran?
Killing a woman whose only claim to fame is that she makes handbags and once shagged Trump at his golf club hotel years ago.
The very action would make Iran look petty and weak, the very opposite of the image Iran wishes to portray

Muslim Lion

Shia Rafidah Safavid Fire worshipper apostates and Traitors, JUST DIE.

Lone Ranger

Allegedly…
Meanwhile the U.S. is doing it on a daily basis…

Potato Man

LMFAO Trump the fuking Zion snake, the irony of this ape tho, “According to press reports”

Go on Trump, “According to press reports” you also raped young girls LMFAO.
Clown show of Zion is all over this “report” LOL.

hvaiallverden

Yeah, the circle jerkers are out again, did they loosen the straps on their straight jackets, huh.

And for the love of God, Politico, CIA, Trump, ameriTard ugh…. intellegence, in one article, yeah, that have to be true, right.
Dunka, dunka.
And most people whom stil are delutional about what an f…. a..hole Trumpstein really is should have their blindfolders removed, one this is the color revolution kicked into action in the imperial banana republic, but never forget, the momen the Knuckledragging Vilage idiot from NY opens His mouth about anything outside the walls of the free range asylum forermly known as UssA, He lies, they lie, they fake, they steel and they cheet, and the pathetic pack of skirt hangers like the Germs, is also exposing them selfs for the bloody morons and rotten scumbags they are, infact the last year have removed all doubts about just that.

The second fact most people tend to overlook is how sudenly the spectacle regarding the political Punch and Judy show suddenly scretches to an halt when Clockwork Orange Trumpstein threatens another nation, you know the dril, Venezuela, Cuba, Iran, China, etc, etc, and the DemonCrauts was even pissed because they tought Trumps nassicism crached the coup on Venezuela, and dont forget that both Obamalama the Lord of Piss and Drones, started more wars than any ameriTard president in the banana republics criminal record, aka history, and Hillarious Caligula Clintonius, they both refused to label pissloving and always human Boko Haram as an terror org, yup, I bet most of you didnt even know that, like HCC, praises for the Grand dickhead and wizard of the KKK, but somehow, the MSM dont tuch that either.

This story goes into the same comparment as the Incobatore story, and Powels waiving of an tube with poison.

They, you must not forget it, have no shame, nothing is to low, when it comes to find something, anything, no matter how idiotic it is, when its about the MICs revenue stream is in jepardy, and now, we have an Navelny whom is, by an miracle, of course, suvived the most poisonus compound ever invented, witch is even 100 times more poisonus that Sarin, along with the Shitpal Saga, hehe, if you belive that, I have some Bridges to sell you, and can even flung in some confirmations of you been educated to be an surgeon general.
But hey, look, an corona virus is playing harmoniica and tapp dances in the same time, sweeeet.

peace

Cromwell

Its probably bullshit but would be fully justiied,maybe they will settle for some high ranking Militry

johnny rotten

They keep hiding that Ayatollah Mike and all his staff are already in the Iran account.

Emad Irani

for real ?

RD-180

Who else got killed except Ayatollah Mike?

Traiano Welcome

South Africa is on very friendly terms with Iran. Iran would not carry out attacks within South African borders.

Traiano Welcome

The problem Iran has is that there is nobody of equivalent value in USA or israel to Soleimani.

No single target could compensate for a man of such value.

cliff

Why would they killer the United States of America embassador to South Africa and spoil relationships with south African when it will be much easy for them to assassinated the US embassador to the Arabs states. Think about it

Антон С

Or in Iraq with missile.

Mike

That’s how propaganda works. Spread accusations through the mass media that is supported by…NOTHING!

cechas vodobenikov

CIA to assassinate their ambassador and blame it on Sirhan Sirhan…or lee Harvey osward…these amerikans r stupid enough to believe any thing…more than half under 40, mainly idiot liberal believe astrology is scientific….they actually believe that their “procedural republic is as democratic as North Korea

RD-180

If Tehran had the Taliban kill CIA chief Michael D’Andrea (“Ayatollah Mike”), in the end of January 2020, why would they bother with the assasination of a handbag saleswoman?

19
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x