ISNA News reports Tuesday that an Iranian lawmaker offered $3 million for a bounty on President Trump’s head after the assassination earlier this month that killed Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds military force and one of the most influential people in the country.
“On behalf of the people of Kerman province, we will pay a $3 million reward in cash to whoever kills Trump,” lawmaker Ahmad Hamzeh told parliament.
There was no mention from Hamzeh if the bounty had official backing from Iran’s clerical leaders.
Kerman is the capital of the Kerman Province in Iran – the 10th most populous city. It’s also the region where Soleimani was born.
“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,” the lawmaker added.
During Solemani’s funeral — NBC News’ Tehran Bureau Chief Ali Arouzi tweeted that one of the funeral organizers said if all Iranians donate $1 each, they could raise an $80 million bounty for President Trump’s head.
At Solemani’s funeral procession in Mashad one of the organisers called on all Iranian to donate $1 each in order to gather an $80million bounty on President Trumps head. pic.twitter.com/Qb7AAfAiww
— Ali Arouzi (@aliarouzi) January 5, 2020