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Jerusalem, Israel – The propaganda newspaper Kayhan, spokesman for Iranian supreme leader Ali Khamenei, announced in a sensational front-page editorial that the assassination of President Donald Trump and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in the cards.
In an editorial on Saturday, the newspaper wrote: “Attack on [Rushdie] it shows that it is not a difficult job to take similar revenge on Trump and Pompeo and from now on they will feel more in danger for their lives. ”
On Friday, 24-year-old New Jersey resident Hadi Matar, who showed great sympathy for the Iranian regime on Facebook, was charged with attempted murder in the attack on famed British American novelist Salman Rushdie in upstate New York.
The fiery anti-Western newspaper wrote in its editorial: “God took revenge on Rushdie”.
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Banafsheh Zand, an American Iranian human rights expert, told Fox News Digital: “Hossein Shariatmadari, the so-called editor-in-chief of Kayhan (a well-known media before the Islamic Revolution), is the de facto media spokesperson for Khamenei, his Josef Goebbels. He openly threatened my father, who had been one of Kayhan’s young pre-revolutionary editors and contributors, and demanded his continued torture and punishment while in prison. ”
He added, “Anything and everything that Kayhan publishes has to go under this man’s nose, and all that he publishes is a direct order from none other than Khamenei and his office. So if Biden’s State Department wants to reject this threat, like all the other alarming signals about the modus operandi of the Shia mafia, and moving forward with their pie-in-the-sky deal, will have signed US security and signaled to Tehran that the season is open in the West. ”
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Iran’s threat to assassinate Trump is a repeat of his deadly rhetoric.
Sheina Vojoudi, Senate spokesperson for the Iranian National Congress, told Fox News Digital: “Any threat from the Islamic Republic in Iran must be taken seriously by the United States. In the United States there are the Iranians and also the militia member of the Republic. who are loyal to the ideology of the Islamic Republic and this is where the threat begins.
“In 2020, Esmael Qaani, the commander of the Quds Force for the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, threatened Trump in one of his speeches and said that Trump must secretly live like Salman Rushdie.”
VICE news outlet reported that Matar, Rushdie’s suspected stabber, had been in contact with “people directly involved in or adjacent to the Quds Force.”
The US State Department has classified the IRGC and its external militia, the Quds Force, as foreign terrorist organizations.
Alireza Jafarzadeh, deputy director of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, told FoxNews Digital: “The Iranian regime is clearly responsible for the satanic and anti-Islamic attack on British writer Salman Rushdie.”
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He continued: “All state media, including those associated with the Supreme Leader, have endorsed the terrorist attack on Rushdie, threatening others and American officials, including President Trump and Secretary Pompeo. Supreme Leader Khamenei and [President Ebrahim] Raisi feels he can get away with threats and blackmail without serious consequences. Khamenei hopes that such threats will at least lead to further concessions from the West. ”
A Belgian court sentenced Iranian diplomat Assadollah Assadi to 20 years for planning to blow up a 2018 NCRI conference in France.