Iran is said to be considering an assassination attempt against the US ambassador to South Africa.
The alleged plot is detailed in intelligence papers seen by US intelligence and government officials.
US officials say they have been aware of threats to 66-year-old Ambassador Lana Marx since spring, but intelligence expansion has suddenly become more specific in recent weeks.
US officials say they have been made aware of the threats to South African Ambassador Lana Marx
The alleged plot revolves around the murder of Lana Marx and the US Embassy in the South African capital, Pretoria.
Before Lana Marks became a diplomat, she was a luxury handbag designer. She is featured in front of her collection in 2009
Lana Marx was a fashion designer and is currently the US Ambassador to her home country South Africa
Marx has been made aware of the danger.
The Iranian embassy in Pretoria, the capital of South Africa, has been described as involved in the conspiracy, according to Politico.
Iranian President Donald Trump acted as revenge after the Iranian army chief decided to kill Qasim Soleimani, but it could result in another show of strength by Trump for another title, in particular As in the US election. the vision.
Solimani was killed by a US drone attack in January. At the time, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the US killed Soleimani to reestablish a detention against Iran.
Soleimani led the Quads Force, a unit of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, which oversees the country’s military activities outside its borders.
The Americans blamed him for the deaths of many American soldiers in that area.
The plot against Marx is believed to be retaliatory for a US airstrike that killed Iranian General Qasim Solimani, as he was visiting Baghdad in January.
Lana Marx and her husband, Drs. Neville Marks lives in Palm Beach
Marx with her husband is a member of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club, pictured
Marx, who had known Trump for more than 20 years, became the US ambassador last October.
Marx is a member of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago and was one of the few women in Princess Diana’s inner circle before her death.
Prior to becoming a diplomat, Marx was known for his six-figure handbag, cluttering A-list celebrities such as Charlize Theron, Angelina Jolie and Kate Winslet.
It is not known why Irani wants to target Marx, but there is a possibility that his long-standing friendship with Trump is one reason and will make the attack on his life more personal.
Marx, now 66, was a handbag designer before becoming a diplomat appointed by Donald Trump. She was one of the few women in Princess Diana’s inner circle before her death
Intelligence officials have also suggested that executing an attack in South Africa may be easier than targeting US diplomats in other parts of the world where relations between the US and local police and the National Intelligence Services have improved .
After Solimani’s assassination, Trump noted that the Generals were plotting to attack American diplomatic missions.
‘They were looking to blow up our embassy,’ Trump said in January, revealing later, ‘I can reveal that I believe it will probably be four embassies.’
After Solimani’s assassination, President Trump noted that the General was plotting to attack American diplomatic missions.
US Central Command chief General Kenneth McKenzie has said that he expected a ‘reaction’ from Iran regarding America’s presence in Iraq.
“I don’t know what the nature of that response would be, but we would certainly be prepared for that, should that happen,” he said.
Last Wednesday, McKenzie confirmed plans to cut the US military presence in Iraq from 5,200 to 3,000 by the end of September.