An Iranian lawmaker has announced a $3 million reward for the assassination of U.S. President Donald Trump, Reuters reported on Tuesday.
Addressing the Iranian parliament, Iranian parliament member Ahmad Hamzeh said, “On behalf of the people of Kerman province, we will pay a $3 million reward in cash to whoever kills Trump,” according to the report.
It was unclear if the reward was officially supported by the regime.
The lawmaker also called for the production of long-range missiles capable of delivering “unconventional warheads,” calling it Iran’s “natural right.”
“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.”
On Monday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Tehran would not take any more steps to reduce its commitments to the 2015 nuclear deal, but that if the Europeans continued their “improper behavior” with respect to Iran, it would withdraw from the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
In another development, the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo praised three South American countries on Monday for designating Lebanon’s Hezbollah as a terrorist group, though criticized Venezuela for giving the group a haven.
“We all know that the Iranian regime’s top terrorist proxy Hezbollah has found a home in Venezuela under Maduro. This is unacceptable,” says U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
“We applaud the announcements of Colombia, Honduras and Guatemala to designate #Iran-backed #Hizballah[sic] a terrorist organization. It and other transnational terrorist groups remain active in the region. The U.S. continues to rally international support to counter these threats,” tweeted Pompeo.
Referring to Venezuelan President Nicolas Madura, Pompeo said on Monday, “We all know that the Iranian regime’s top terrorist proxy Hezbollah has found a home in Venezuela under Maduro. This is unacceptable,” reported Reuters.
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who is recognized by the United States and other countries as the country’s legitimate president, met with Pompeo on the sidelines of the conference.
Meanwhile, Honduras formally announced on Monday that it was declaring Hezbollah a terrorist group.
Luis Suazo, the country’s deputy security minister, said, “We declare Hezbollah a terrorist organization and will include it in the registry of persons and institutions linked to acts of terrorism and its financing,” reported Reuters.
Israel’s Foreign Minister Israel Katz said in response: “I applaud the Honduran government for its important decision to declare Hezbollah a terrorist organization and to impose sanctions against it.”