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Iran State Media Threatens to Assassinate Trump and Pompeo After Rushdie Stabbing

The propaganda newspaper Kayhan, the mouthpiece for Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, announced in a blaring editorial on its front…
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran on March 21, 2022. (Official website of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran on March 21, 2022. (Official website of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)

The propaganda newspaper Kayhan, the mouthpiece for Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, announced in a blaring editorial on its front page 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, “The attack on [Rushdie] shows 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 the famous American British novelist Salman Rushdie in upstate New York. 

The fiery anti-Western paper wrote in its editorial, “God has taken his revenge on Rushdie.” 

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