An Iranian lawmaker has just put a $3 million price tag on the head of Donald Trump.
Ahmad Hamzeh, while addressing parliament, stated, “On behalf of the people of Kerman province, we will pay a $3 million reward in cash to whoever kills Trump.”
Just how serious of a threat this remains to be seen.
We also do not know if this was Hamzeh shooting off at the mouth or if he actually has the support of any of Iran’s leadership.
When word of the bounty got back to the United States, Robert Wood, the U.S. Disarmament Ambassador called it a “ridiculous” statement by Hamzeh.
Hamzeh also stated, “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.”
Split Among Leadership
The message from Hamzeh seems to be more along the lines of what the Ayatollah wants to see happen rather than Iran’s Prime Minister.
After the attack against the military base in Iraq, the PM stated he wanted to de-escalate the situation, but the Ayatollah called it a “slap in the face” and promised more retaliation.
Since the official Iran attack, there have been several other attacks conducted against U.S. interests by proxy organizations.
The most recent of these was the attack reported against our embassy in Baghdad.
In that attack, five missiles were fired at the embassy, with three hitting their mark.
The target was the meal hall at the embassy, which was empty at the time of the strike.
While there were no casualties reported, there were injuries, but the extent of them has still not been confirmed.
Be it proxy or the threat by Hamzeh, it all proves we simply cannot trust the Iranians and sooner or later, this is going to come to a head.
Be it now or in the future, Iran is simply going to have to be “dealt” with in an appropriate manner.
Source: Reuters UK
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