Iran MP offers $3 mn 'to anyone who kills Trump'

Iran MP offers $3 mn 'to anyone who kills Trump'

Mr Hamzeh is from Kahnuj city in Kerman province.

Trump described in detail watching remotely as Soleimani arrived at Baghdad International Airport, where he was met by Iraqi paramilitary leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the head of Kata'ib Hezbollah.

USA disarmament ambassador Robert Wood told reporters in Geneva the bounty offer pointed to the "terrorist underpinnings" of the Iranian government.

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A U.S. envoy on Tuesday called an Iranian lawmaker's offer of a $3 million reward to anyone who killed U.S. President Donald Trump "ridiculous" and said it pointed to the "terrorist underpinnings" of the Iranian government.

Iran targeted al-Asad base in response to the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in an United States drone attack in Baghdad on January 3.

In response to the drone strike, Iran fired volleys of ballistic missiles at Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops.

They are particularly anxious about the pro-Iranian Shia militants in Iraq, who have threatened to mount their own attacks on USA troops and other American targets.

Under the deal, known as the JCPOA, Iran received relief from sanctions in return for curbing its nuclear activities.

The US President never said "imminent threat" that led to his decision to kill Soleimani, as previously stated officials of the us administration.

Hamzeh also told the parliament session that If Iran had nuclear weapons today, it would be immune to threats and added, "We should increase the range of our missiles and make them capable of carrying unconventional warheads. This is our natural right", he said, according to Reuters. Tehran insists that it has never looked for nuclear weapons and never will.

"We will give a prize of $US80 million to whoever brings the head of the person who ordered the killing and terrorism of our big revolutionary hero", a eulogist at the funeral procession for Soleimani told a crowd of angry mourners. The Guard oversees Iran's ballistic missile program, has its naval forces shadow the US Navy in the Persian Gulf and includes an all-volunteer Basij force.

USA disarmament ambassador Robert Wood dismissed the reward as "ridiculous", telling reporters in Geneva it showed the "terrorist underpinnings" of Iran's establishment.

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