An Iranian lawmaker has placed a bounty on President Donald Trump for $3 million, reported Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA).
“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 Iranian parliament as quoted by ISNA.
Kerman was the hometown of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commander Qassem Soleimani, who was killed by a U.S. drone on Jan. 3.
Hamzeh also advocated for Iran to acquire nuclear weapons.
“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. This is our natural right,” he said.
The report did not say if Hamzeh was speaking on behalf of the regime.
This is not the first time Iran has placed a price on Trump’s head in revenge for the assassination of Soleimani.
During Soleimani’s funeral, Iranian state television announced that the hefty sum of $80 million would be awarded, representing Iran’s population of 80 million, to anyone who avenges Soleimani’s death by assassinating the U.S. president.