U.S. Rejects Iranian Lawmaker’s 'Ridiculous' Reward To Kill Trump

U.S. Rejects Iranian Lawmaker’s 'Ridiculous' Reward To Kill Trump

"The Secret Service takes all threats against the President and or any of our protectees seriously, and as a matter of practice, we do not comment on matters involving protective intelligence".

He highlighted Iran's military might in the face of the U.S. and said, "If they (the Americans) had the slightest feeling of military superiority over the Islamic Republic, they would not have resorted to any other means (like) subversion against the great nation of Iran".

Tensions between Tehran and Washington hit a record high on January 3 after USA terrorist forces assassinated General Qasem Soleimani in an airstrike in Baghdad.

The president recalled how U.S. military officials counted down the seconds leading up to the strike, which also killed a top Iraqi militant leader and several others, outside the Baghdad International airport.

"They're together sir", Trump recalled the military officials saying. No emotion. 'Two minutes and 11 seconds to live, sir. Sir, they have approximately one minute to live, sir.

He went on, "Then all of a sudden, boom".

In the audio from Florida, CNN reported, "Trump did not describe an "imminent threat" but "described Suleimani as a "noted terrorist" who "was down on our list".

I won't pretend to be an expert in worldwide law, but I don't think the laws of armed conflict include provisions related to those who "say bad things". But the president was again confusing Kata'ib Hezbollah-the Iraqi-based Shia paramilitary group led by al-Muhandis-with the Shia Islamist militant group and political party based in Lebanon.

His death marked a dramatic escalation in tensions between the USA and Iran, which have often been at a fever pitch since Trump chose in 2018 to unilaterally withdraw Washington from a 2015 nuclear pact world powers struck with Tehran. U.S. officials have declined to elaborate on that claim.

According to Reuters, the Mar-a-Lago event raised $10m for the president's re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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