Politician Offers $4.4 Million Reward To Whoever Kills Donald Trump
An Iranian senator has placed a bounty on Donald Trump's head, offering USD$3 million ($4.4 million) to 'whoever kills' the US President.
The comments from Iranian politician Ahmad Hamzeh follow the assassination of the Iranian general, Qasem Soleimani, who was killed by a US drone in January.
Hamzeh is the MP of Kahnuj city in Kerman province, the hometown of the slain general.
“I declare on behalf of the people of Kerman that all Kermanis are soldiers of Haj Qassem (Soleimani) and we all have no fear of being martyred," Hamzeh said in parliament on Tuesday, according to Iranian media ISNA.
"We give $3 million in cash to anyone who kills Trump," Hamzeh said.
At his funeral, Iranians were asked to raise $80 million dollars as a reward for "anyone who get[s] close to the head of Trump".
General Soleimani was revered as a national hero in Iran but was dubbed a "noted terrorist" by President Trump.
The general's death offset widespread mourning in the country and 56 people were killed in a stampede at his funeral.
Last week, President Trump gave a minute-by-minute account of Soleimani's last moments while meeting with Republican donors at Mar-a-Lago.
"They're together sir," Trump recalled the military officials saying.
"Sir, they have two minutes and 11 seconds... Sir, they have approximately one minute to live, sir. 30 seconds. 10, 9, 8 ...' "
"Then all of a sudden, boom," he said.
The US President recognised the strike had "shook up the world".
The inability to agree on nuclear proliferation remains a sore point for both countries.
The US abandoned the Iranian nuclear agreement in 2018 and has long accused the country of trying to obtain nuclear weapons.
Addressing parliament, Senator Hamzeh said it was Iran's "natural right" to have a nuclear program.
"If we had nuclear weapons today, we would be protected from threats," Hamzeh said.
"We should put the production of long-range missiles capable of carrying unconventional warheads on our agenda. This is our natural right," he said.
The price tag on President Trump's head is the least of his worries today, as his impeachment trial kicks off in the US Senate.
Democrats are calling for President Trump to be removed from office for pressuring Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, a political rival, and then obstructing the inquiry into the scandal.
However, with a two-thirds majority needed in the 100-member Senate to remove Trump from office, he is almost certain to be acquitted by fellow Republicans in the chamber.
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