When President Donald Trump took out the murderous Iranian General Qassem Soleimani with an airstrike, the message was heard around the world.
America is back.
Now an Iranian member of parliament (MP) is plotting revenge — and he’s offering a huge bounty on Trump.
The Iranian lawmaker has offered $3 million dollars to anyone who can murder the United States President, according to multiple news outlets.
“On behalf of the people of Kerman province, we will pay a $3 million reward in cash to whoever kills Trump,” Ahmed Hamzeh said, according to Haaretz, by way of the Iranian Students News Agency.
Though the announcement came from Hamzeh, an MP who hails from the same province as Soleimani, the jury is still out as to whether or not this decree is officially recognized and sanctioned by the Iranian government.
Haaretz is also reporting that Hamzeh complained about not having the appropriate nuclear weapons to threaten America.
“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,” he reportedly said.
“This is our natural right.”
One top U.S. official called the bounty “ridiculous,” and that it exposes the “terrorist underpinnings” of Iran.
Though this is not the first bounty put on Trump (Soleimani’s eulogist called for an $80 million bounty, which liberal American comedian George Lopez said he’d do for half), the move marks yet another boiling point in U.S.-Iran relations.
The Horn editorial team