Woman in US Stabs Date in Revenge for...Assassination of IRGC Quds Force Chief Soleimani

© AP Photo / Office of the Iranian Supreme LeaderIn this Sept. 18, 2016, file photo provided by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, center, attends a meeting in Tehran, Iran. Iran executed Mahmoud Mousavi Majd convicted of providing information to the United States and Israel about the prominent Revolutionary Guard general later killed by a U.S. drone strike, state TV reported on Monday, July 20, 2020. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP, File)
In this Sept. 18, 2016, file photo provided by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, center, attends a meeting in Tehran, Iran. Iran executed Mahmoud Mousavi Majd convicted of providing information to the United States and Israel about the prominent Revolutionary Guard general later killed by a U.S. drone strike, state TV reported on Monday, July 20, 2020. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP, File) - Sputnik International, 1920, 13.03.2022
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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - A woman in the US state of Nevada has been charged with attempted murder after she stabbed her date in revenge for the assassination of Iranian top military official Qasem Soleimani, who was killed by a US drone attack in 2020, Henderson police said on Sunday.
According to the police, the suspect is 21-year-old Nika Nikoubin. She met the man in question on a dating site called Plenty of Fish. The couple agreed to have a romantic date in a hotel room on 5 March.
While at the hotel, Nikoubin blindfolded the man with a bandage and turned off the lights. A few minutes later the man "felt a pain on the side of his neck", the police said, as quoted by KLAS-TV. The victim managed to push the woman away and ran out of the room to call the emergency services.
According to a police report, quoted by the media, Nikoubin attacked the man "for revenge against US troops for the killing of Qasem Soleimani in 2020". The woman herself came out of the room after the attempted murder and told hotel staff that she had injured the man.
Nikoubin told law enforcement that she had "wanted revenge". The woman additionally said that she had been inspired by a song called "Grave Digger".
In addition to attempted murder, the woman is also charged with causing physical injury with a deadly weapon and robbery.
Brigadier General Esmail Ghaani, the newly appointed commander of Iran's Quds Force, reads the will of Major General Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in a U.S. air strike at Baghdad Airport, during the forty day memorial at the Grand Mosalla in Tehran, Iran February 13, 2020 - Sputnik International, 1920, 09.01.2022
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Qasem Soleimani, the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard's elite Quds Force, was killed by a US drone strike in Baghdad on 3 January 2020. The US claims that it took out Soleimani after receiving intelligence that he was planning attacks on US embassies in the region, but failed to present evidence for these claims.
Washington's actions sparked concerns that a full-scale war might erupt as a result, but Tehran's initial response was limited to missile strikes on bases in Iraq hosting American forces, which resulted in injuries among US servicemen, but no fatalities. Tehran imposed sanctions against a number of US citizens over their involvement in the assassination of the top general, and has vowed revenge for his killing.
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