Published: Wed, January 22, 2020
Global News | By Blake Casey

Politician Offers $4.4 Million Reward To Whoever Kills Donald Trump

Politician Offers $4.4 Million Reward To Whoever Kills Donald Trump

"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 the 290-seat parliament, ISNA reported.

An Iranian politician has announced a USD$3 million ($A4.4 million) reward to "whoever kills Trump", Iranian semi-official News agency reports.

The lawmaker did not say if Iran's clerical rulers were officially backing the reward.

Kerman, which Hamzeh represents, is the hometown of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Gen. Qasem Soleimani, the top Iranian terrorist mastermind eliminated by a USA airstrike in December.

Tensions between the two sides have soared since Mr Trump pulled Washington out of Tehran's nuclear agreement with world powers in 2018 and reimposed United States sanctions.

The US abandoned the Iranian nuclear agreement in 2018 and has long accused the country of trying to obtain nuclear weapons. "This is our natural right", he was quoted as saying. Reportedly an identified eulogist speaking at the funeral of General Soleimani asked Iranians to raise $80 million for "anyone who get close to the head of Trump".

Pointing to the history of US' animosity against Iran, Hatami said that "organizing cultural and economic plots, creating social crises, imposing sanctions, establishing terrorist forces in the region, and the assassination of Lt. Gen. Soleimani are aimed at weakening the Islamic Republic and eventually, breaking Iran's military might".

India crush Sri Lanka by 90 runs in U19 WC opener
Put in to bat, India Under 19 scored 297/4 on the back of fifties from Yashasvi Jaiswal , skipper Priyam Garg and Dhruv Jurel. India posted 297 runs on the board in their first inning, in reply to which Sri Lanka were bowled out for just 207.

Iran's nuclear programme is for civilian purposes only, it argues, rejecting claims from Israel and others that it is seeking to acquire nuclear weapons.

Trump said Soleimani, who had earlier been portrayed by the American side as "an imminent threat" to U.S. personnel overseas, was "a noted terrorist" who "was down on our list" and "was supposed to be in his country" before going to Iraq.

Tehran insists it has never sought nuclear arms and never will, saying its nuclear work is for research and to master the process to generate electricity. At the time, Trump said the Quds Force head was planning attacks against U.S. troops in the region, but White House officials have since given different justifications for the killing, including one of deterrence.

Trump ordered the killing of storied commander Major General Qasem Soleimani.

Western countries, China and Russian Federation agreed to a nuclear deal with Iran in 2015, which limited Tehran's ability to develop a nuclear arsenal in return for sanctions relief.

US-Iran tensions continue to simmer; retired Maj.

The comments came after Britain, France, and Germany paved the way last week for possible sanctions to be re-imposed on Iran if the Islamic Republic continues to back away from its worldwide nuclear deal.

Like this: