Can anyone think of instances in the past 300 years in which one country’s government assassinated another country’s leader?
It has to be extrajudicial – so not a case that went through courts and ended in an execution.
It should be more direct than, for instance, U.S. officials agreeing to look the other way while their local allies in Chile or South Vietnam launch a coup that kills the leader.
The best example I can think of so far is the 1961 killing of Congolese prime minister Patrice Lumumba by order of the Belgian government – but it was not entirely direct, as Belgian officials and Congolese rebels were both involved in the act.
Any other examples?