Threats from “the religion of peace” against the President of the United States Donald Trump
JERUSALEM, Israel – An Iranian lawmaker offered a $3 million reward to anyone who assassinates US President Donald Trump in retaliation for the killing of Quds Force leader Qassem Soleimani, Iranian state media reported on Tuesday.
Tensions between Washington and Tehran have steadily increased since US forces killed Soleimani in an airstrike on Jan. 3 in Baghdad.
“On behalf of the people of Kerman province, we will pay a $3 million reward in cash to whoever kills Trump,” MP Ahmad Hamzeh told the 290-seat parliament, ISNA reported.
The city of Kerman is Soleimani’s hometown and it is where his remains are buried.
It is unclear if the proposition has any official backing from Iranian clerics.
Hamzeh also urged Iranian leaders to work towards ensuring their country obtains a nuclear weapon.
“If we had nuclear weapons today, we would be protected from threats … We should put the production of long-range missiles capable of carrying unconventional warheads on our agenda. This is our natural right,” he was quoted as saying by ISNA.