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Iran lawmaker offers $3m reward to kill Trump

January 21, 2020

US and Iranian relations are at a low point following the killing of top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani in early 2020. An Iranian lawmaker is offering a $3 million cash reward for killing US President Donald Trump.

US flag being burnt in Iran
Image: picture-alliance/AP Photo/V. Salemi

An Iranian lawmaker on Tuesday offered a $3 million (€2.2 million) reward to "anyone who kills" US President Donald Trump, just as the US president kicked off the Davos World Economic Forum in Switzerland.

"On behalf of the people of Kerman province, we will pay a $3 million reward in cash to whoever kills Trump," lawmaker Ahmad Hamzeh of Kerman province told Iran's 290-seat parliament, ISNA reported.

Kerman is the provincial capital of Iran's southern Kerman province and was the hometown of Qassem Soleimani, Iran's top general and leader of the country's elite Quds Force military unit according to semi-official Iranian news agency ISNA.

Soleimani was killed by a US drone strike in Iraq on January 3.

For some Iranians, Soleimani was a national hero and popular public figure. He had a major influence in securing Iran's foothold in the region. 

kmm/rt (Reuters, AFP)
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