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Iran rejects ‘ridiculous’ US accusation of plot to kill John Bolton

The Islamic Republic said the claim was politically motivated and part of an "Iranophobia" campaign advanced by the United States.  
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Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Nasser Kanani dismissed US accusations that an Iranian national had plotted to kill former US national security adviser John Bolton. Kanani described the allegation as "threadbare myths" and a failed policy by the US judicial and propaganda system.  

The reaction came one day after the US Justice Department linked an Iranian identified as Shahram Poursafi to an alleged assassination plot starting in October 2021, targeting Bolton. The Justice Department's press release says Poursafi is currently at large outside the United States and could face up to ten years if caught and convicted.   

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