Iranian lawmaker, Ahmad Hamzeh has placed a $3 million bounty on President Trump’s head.
He made the declaration during a speech to parliament in Tehran. Although it remains unclear whether it has any backing from Iran’s top leaders.
“On behalf of the people of Kerman province, we will pay a $3 million reward in cash to whoever kills Trump,” Hamzeh was quoted by the ISNA news agency.
The statement was made in retaliation of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in a U.S. airstrike on Jan. 3.
Speaking on the floor of the house, Hamzeh said if Iran had nuclear weapons today, it 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.”
Recall that Britain, France, and Germany had last week thought of possible sanctions to be re-imposed on Iran if the Islamic Republic continues to back away from its international nuclear deal.
“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.
Iran also announced that Mohammad Javad Zarif, its foreign minister, canceled his trip to the ongoing World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland after officials there changed the diplomat’s schedule.