A woman born in Iran is seen on video making a shocking confession of seducing a Nevada man and then stabbing him as revenge for the deadly U.S. drone strike on Iranian general Qasem Soleimani.
On March 5, Nika Nikoubin allegedly met a man on the dating site Plenty of Fish. The pair rented a room at the Sunset Station Hotel and Casino in Henderson, Nevada.
The couple allegedly began to engage in sexual activity. Police said Nikoubin put a blindfold on the victim, turned off the lights, and then stabbed him in the hotel room near Las Vegas.
The victim told the grand jury, “She turned off the light and then afterwards I started to feel a pressure on my neck, and it got sharp, so I panicked and said, ‘What the [expletive] are you doing?’ I screamed. ‘What the [expletive] are you doing?’ And I shoved her off me, you know, still yelling like, ‘What the [expletive] are you doing?’ And then she says, ‘Sorry,’ and then she ran out of the room.”
Around 10:30 p.m., the man called the police. The victim reportedly suffered at least two puncture wounds from the attack.
Police said they found Nikoubin naked in a utility area on the 14th floor of the hotel. Law enforcement interviewed the 22-year-old, and she admitted to stabbing the man as retaliation for the lethal U.S. military strike on Qasem Soleimani on Jan. 3, 2020.
On Friday, KLAS-TV published the video of police interviewing Nikoubin.
Nikoubin told a police officer in the video, “We were drinking a little bit and then — I guess we started to get into it and then I stabbed him.”
The officer asked, “Did you plan on meeting [the victim] to hurt him?”
She replied, “Yes.”
When questioned if she stabbed him to hurt him or kill him, Nikoubin replied, “Hurt him.”
She confessed that she stabbed the man as revenge for the deadly drone strike on Soleimani.
She told the investigator that she stabbed him “out of spite and revenge.”
“I mean the U.S. killed Soleimani. Lots of blood spilled,” Nikoubin added. “So, I feel like, it’s fair that American blood be spilled.”
Nikoubin – who was a UCLA student – said, “Americans are cool, just I don’t think it was fair.”
“I just felt like somebody on American soil should die because he also died,” she declared.
A Clark County grand jury indicted Nikoubin on charges of attempted murder with the use of a deadly weapon because of certain, actual, or perceived characteristics of a person, and two counts of battery.
A doctor diagnosed Nikoubin with generalized anxiety order, major depressive disorder, and paranoid personality disorder.
The doctor wrote, “According to clinical observation and client’s self-report, Nika’s paranoia may result in risky and unsafe behavior such as harm to self or others.”
A spokesperson for Nikoubin said she received mental health treatment and was on house arrest in Texas.
In April, a judge found Nikoubin competent to stand trial.
Nikoubin moved to the United States in 2012 with her family, according to her website promoting her music.