Iran refutes alleged involvement in ‘plot’ to kill US ambassador to SA Lana Marks


The Islamic Republic of Iran has denied it was concerned in an alleged plot to assassinate East London-born US ambassador to SA Lana Marks.

US media outlet, Politico.com reported on Sunday night time that Iran was planning to avenge the killing of military normal, Qassem Soleimani, who was assassinated by a US drone strike in January.

Nonetheless, Iran minister of overseas affairs Saeed Khatibzadeh refuted the claims. The Politico.com report attributed the allegations to “US intelligence studies”, claiming the Iranian Embassy in SA was concerned within the alleged plot.

Khatibzadeh described the report as “custom-ordered, biased and purposeful”, saying it was predictable.

“We advise the American officers to cease resorting to hackneyed and worn-out strategies for anti-Iran propaganda within the worldwide area,” he stated.