Iranian Lawmaker Announces $3 Million Bounty on President Donald Trump's Head
'$3 million reward in cash for whoever kills Trump'
An Iranian lawmaker has reportedly placed a $3 million bounty President Donald Trump's head.
Ahmad Hamzeh said there would be a '$3 million reward in cash' for whoever kills Trump during a speech to parliament in Tehran, according to Reuters.
But it is not clear whether the lawmaker received backing from Iran's top leaders.
Hamzeh was quoted as saying:
“On behalf of the people of Kerman province, we will pay a $3 million reward in cash to whoever kills Trump."
The city of Kerman was the hometown of now-deceased Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in a U.S. airstrike ordered by Trump earlier this month.
Hamzeh also addressed Iran’s nuclear program during the speech, vowing that “if we had nuclear weapons today, we would be protected from threats.”
SNA quoted the lawmaker saying:
“We should put the production of long-range missiles capable of carrying unconventional warheads on our agenda,” he said.
“This is our natural right.”
Britain, France, and Germany are now gearing up for possible sanctions to be re-imposed on Iran if the Islamic Republic continues to back away from its international nuclear deal.
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“We have therefore been left with no choice, given Iran’s actions, but to register today our concerns that Iran is not meeting its commitments,” the foreign ministers of the three countries had written in a letter to the European Union’s foreign policy chief.
On Tuesday, it was reported that Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, canceled his trip to the ongoing Davos World Economic Forum in Switzerland after officials there changed the diplomat’s schedule.
Earlier this month, Iran's was rumored to have placed an $80 million bounty on President Donald Trump.
This week, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei praised the recent missile strikes against US troops in Iraq, declaring the attacks a "day of God."
Khamenei also blasted Trump as a "clown" and told worshipers that America has a "terrorist nature" as he delivered Friday prayers for the first time in eight years.
The leader of the Islamic Republic regime went on to accuse the United States of using the Ukrainian passenger plane crash - which Iran shot down with a missile and initially tried to cover up - as a distraction.