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Tue Jan 21 16:31:55


Iranian MP puts $3m bounty on President Donald Trump's head

Lawmaker offers cash to 'anyone who kills' the US president after drone-strike assassination of top Iranian general.
4 hours ago

An Iranian legislator on Tuesday offered a US$3m reward to "anyone who kills" US President Donald Trump to avenge the assassination of top general Qassem Soleimani.

American disarmament ambassador Robert Wood dismissed the reward as "ridiculous", telling reporters in Geneva it showed the "terrorist underpinnings" of Iran's establishment.

Ahmad Hamzeh, a little-known member of parliament, offered the bounty on behalf of the people of Kerman, the hometown and final resting place of the revered Soleimani, who was killed in an American drone strike in neighbouring Iraq on January 3.

"We will give three million dollars to anyone who kills Trump," Hamzeh, who represents Kahnouj county near the southeastern city of Kerman, was quoted as saying by the semi-official ISNA news agency.

He did not say if the idea of a reward had any official backing from Iran's clerical rulers. Hamzeh offered the money for the US president's assassination while speaking to the 290-seat parliament, or Majlis.

Hamzeh also said Iran should start producing nuclear weapons and delivery systems to protect itself.

"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 was quoted as saying.

The United States and its Western allies have long accused Iran of seeking nuclear weapons. Tehran insists it has never sought atomic arms and never will, saying its nuclear work is for research and to master the process to generate electricity.

Under a 2015 nuclear agreement signed by Iran and world powers, Tehran received sanctions relief in return for curbing its nuclear activities.

Tue Jan 21 21:16:01
They probably better be able to spend it in about three minutes.
the wanderer
Tue Jan 21 21:57:42
they couldn't even get Salman Rushdie bounty hunted

also, I don't want Trump killed, I want him exposed and ruined... (although not sure how he can make it any more obvious what an unfit fraud liar he is)
Tue Jan 21 23:43:23
Yeah, I never seen tw as a pence guy.
the wanderer
Wed Jan 22 00:13:55
up until election day, i very much would prefer Pence be president... or Pelosi, or any of the next people in the line of succession, including through the entire population of the country (ending w/ Trump's supporters & family members)
Wed Jan 22 00:46:58
” American disarmament ambassador Robert Wood dismissed the reward as "ridiculous"”

Why? It’s a very American mentality. Nothing wrong with it.
large member
Wed Jan 22 04:33:22
Because he is well-briefed. The member offering the bounty is not a random person. He is doing it on behalf of Suleimani's hometown.

It appeals to blood money (Diya). You could read it alternatively. Suleimani's hometown would accept a Diya of 3 million in compensation for his death.

"Rediculous" is a far more culturally appropriate response than outrage.
Wed Jan 22 05:28:25
That is specific to an actual sharia court case and it is only the victim or in this case the victim's heir/family that can make the choice between punishment or negotiate a settlement with the perp.
large member
Wed Jan 22 06:21:39
I know. I was just outlining why a bounty seemed appropriate to exactly that parliament member. I did not want to delve into the technical details.
Thu Jan 23 16:56:43
Diya hutatma is what they want
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