Iranian deputy offers three million dollars for killing Trump
The authorities have not ruled on the bravado that the representative has presented to Parliament
An Iranian deputy on Tuesday offered three million dollars (about 2.7 million euros) to "anyone who kills" the president of the United States, Donald Trump, in revenge for the murder of Qasem Soleimani. The bravado, pronounced before the Parliament and on which the Government has not expressed itself, gives an idea of how low the relations between Tehran and Washington have fallen after the US operation that ended the life of that Iranian general in Iraq.
"On behalf of the people of Kerman province, we will pay a cash reward of three million dollars to anyone who kills Trump," Ahmad Hamzeh has proclaimed before the plenary of Parliament, the ISNA agency reports.
The deputy has not specified whether his proposal has official support, or where that money will come from. In the absence of political parties, it is also difficult to establish the seriousness of the outburst, which echoes the reward offered years ago to kill the writer Salman Rushdie for an ultra foundation.
Hamzeh, one of Kermán's representatives, has linked his offer to the murder of Soleimani, also a native of that province, and whose mass burial killed at least half a hundred people. The deputy has also asked the supreme leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, to consider "the martyrs of the Kerman incident as those of the Ukrainian plane" shot down by mistake.
The Revolutionary Guard of Iran confused with a US missile the PS752 flight that had just taken off from Tehran bound for Kiev last day 8, hours after it fired several rockets at US bases in Iraq precisely in retaliation for the death of Soleimani.
The escalation is the last episode of tensions between Tehran and Washington since in 2018 Trump decided to abandon the nuclear agreement signed three years earlier and reimpose sanctions on the Islamic Republic. Since then, the Iranian regime faces a growing liquidity problem by not being able to export its oil or use the international financial system.