Sources: Plan to kill Iran Supreme Leader thwarted
According to informed sources inside Iran, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has recently ordered the arrest of a number of prominent members of the Revolutionary Guards. He ordered to investigate them and others, who were not arrested, in a suspected plot to assassinate him.
The sources said that among those arrested and interrogated so far are some of Khamenei's bodyguards. The sources conveyed that those arrested tried to convince Khamenei to visit Mlard missile base in western Tehran on November 12th. It should be mentioned that on that day a huge blast took place in this military base, which killed among others the head of ballistic missiles production and development unit.
Khamenei was assured that the base is safe when he was to attend a launching ceremony of a new missile.
It is said also that Khamenei ordered to investigate his son, "Mojtaba Khamenei," who is considered a leading businessman and close assossiate with many military leaders.
Reports indicate that some of the leaders of the Revolutionary Guards were seeking a military coup against the Supreme Leader. Following his death, these officers planned to announce an interim ruling council and declare a state of extreme emergency in the country. This council was expected to be presided over by Mojtaba Khamenei.