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FBI Warns of Iranian Assassin Targeting Trump Allies

The FBI’s Miami field office issued a warning regarding an Iranian assassin believed to be targeting former and current public officials associated with the Trump administration.

Majid Dastjani Farahani is wanted for questioning in connection with recruitment activities for lethal operations and surveillance efforts within the United States.

Wanted Notice for Iranian Assassin

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The FBI released a wanted notice for Farahani, an Iranian intelligence officer suspected of involvement in plotting lethal attacks against U.S. government officials.

Farahani is also accused of orchestrating surveillance activities on American soil.

Tensions Rise Between Iran and the US

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The FBI’s warning comes amidst escalating tensions between Iran and the United States.

Recent incidents, including the killing of three U.S. service members in Jordan, have heightened concerns about Iranian-sponsored militant groups operating in the region.

Denials and Accusations

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While Iran has denied involvement in recent attacks, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi previously blamed former President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for the assassination of Qasem Soleimani, a key Iranian military figure.

Sanctions Against Iranian Operatives

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In response to the escalating tensions, the U.S. Treasury Department imposed sanctions on Farahani and another Iranian intelligence officer, Mohammad Mahdi Khanpour Ardestani, in December 2023.

The sanctions were imposed due to their alleged roles in planning lethal operations and conducting surveillance activities in the United States.

Allegations of Retribution

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Both Farahani and Ardestani are accused of recruiting individuals for lethal targeting and surveillance operations as retaliation for the death of Qasem Soleimani, the former commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force.

Call for Justice

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Iranian President Raisi has called for the trial of former President Trump under Islamic law for his role in the assassination of Soleimani.

The Iranian government views Soleimani’s death as a criminal act that warrants retribution.

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