Iranian Who Plotted Assassination of Pompeo, U.S. Officials, Hunted by FBI

By Hamodia Staff

An alleged Iranian spy who is suspected of plotting the assassination of former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other American officials is being hunted by the FBI.

Majid Dastjani Farahani, a 41-year-old suspected member of Iran’s brutal Ministry of Intelligence and Security, allegedly recruited “individuals for operations in the U.S., to include lethal targeting of current/former [U.S. government] officials,” the FBI said.

Iran is reportedly seeking to avenge the 2020 US assassination of Major General Qasem Soleimani, which occurred while Pompeo served as Secretary of State.

Pompeo and Brian Hook, former President Donald Trump’s special envoy for Iran, were given around-the-clock security following news of the threat, Semafor reported.

In 2022, a member of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp was indicted for a plot to kill former national security advisor John Bolton.

Farahani speaks Farsi, French, Spanish and English and frequently travels between Iran and Venezuela, according to the alert issued the FBI’s Miami field office on Friday, March 1.

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