The Iranian government is reportedly planning to assassinate the US Ambassador to South Africa, Lana Marks and political parties are calling for the ANC to intervene.
(African Stand) — The Iranian government is weighing a plot to assassinate the US ambassador to South Africa, a report said yesterday.
Authorities have been aware of a general threat against Ambassador Lana Marks since the spring, but intelligence reports about the plot have become more specific in recent weeks, Politico reported, citing two unnamed government officials
Marks, 66, was sworn in as the US ambassador last October. According to the report, intelligence services are not sure why Iran would target Marks, who does not appear to have any known links to the country.
On 3 January, a US drone strike in Iraq killed Soleimani, leader of the Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force. Washington had accused Soleimani of masterminding attacks by Iran-aligned militias on US forces in the region.