Iran MP offers three million dollar bounty to 'whoever kills Trump'

President Trump details Soleimani strike, warns Ayatollah Khamenei to be 'careful with his words'

President Donald Trump recounted the minutes leading up to the deadly U.S. strike on top Iranian leader Qassem Soleimani during remarks to GOP donors at his Florida resort on Friday night, according to CNN.

An Iranian lawmaker Ahmad Hamzeh announced a $3 million award to "whoever kills Trump", according to Iran's ISNA news agency.

Soleimani was commander of the Quds Force, the foreign arm of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), until the USA killed him in a drone strike on January 3, sparking a sharp escalation in the growing tensions between Tehran and Washington.

Hamzeh, who is a parliamentary speaker from central Kerman province made the disclosure while calling for a retaliation, following the killing of General Qassem Soleimani by troops of the US. The pro-Iranian Iraqi militia was responsible for rocket attacks on United States targets in December which wounded troops and killed a contractor, prompting USA strikes in retaliation which lead in turn to a siege of the U.S. embassy in Baghdad.

"If we had nuclear weapons today, we would be protected from threats", he said.

The network obtained audio of a Friday night fundraiser at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort, during which he told the high-dollar donors that he ordered the strike because of Soleimani's threatening rhetoric and, according to CNN, did not describe any "imminent threat".

Speaking to reporters in Tehran on Monday, Mousavi pointed to the IRGC's recent missile attack on Ain al-Asad airbase in western Iraq in retaliation of the U.S. move to assassinate Iran's revered commander Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani and said, "As we had announced, we would target anywhere from which a conspiracy is carried out against Iran".

US-Iran tensions continue to simmer; retired Maj.

The 2015 nuclear agreement as a whole was created to increase the time Iran would need to obtain enough fissile material for a nuclear bomb - the main obstacle to producing a nuclear weapon - from around two or three months.

Under the deal, Iran received sanctions relief in return for curbing its nuclear activities. But in response to Washington's withdrawal from the pact and pressure from its sanctions, Iran has gradually rolled back its commitments to the deal. "This is our natural right", he was quoted as saying by ISNA.

Iran said on Monday that Tehran would pull out from the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) if global sanctions were reimposed. "We should put the production of long-range missiles capable of carrying unconventional warheads on our agenda".

The U.S. envoy Wood said Iran's threat to quit the treaty, the foundation of global nuclear arms control since the Cold War, would send a "very, very negative message".



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