The Iranian government has placed an eighty million dollar bounty for Donald Trump’s head as part of in revenge for Qassem Soleimani’s death.
Speaking during the televised funeral of the killed Iranian military commander, the Iranian government said one US dollar would be tabled for every Iranian in the country, with the cash going to whoever killed the US President.
“Iran has 80 million inhabitants. Based on the Iranian population, we want to raise $80million (£61million) which is a reward for those who get close to the head of President Trump,” it was announced, according to en24.
Meanwhile, U.S. President Donald Trump has also threatened to hit 52 Iranian sites “very hard” if Iran attacks Americans or U.S. assets after the drone strike.
This comes amid escalating tension between America and the Middle East after the US President ordered the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, in Baghdad.
Iran has vowed to retaliate against the airstrike that killed the nation’s second most powerful figure, and has said it will no longer abide by the 2015 nuclear deal.
Iraq’s parliament responded to the incident by voting to oust US troops based in the country. But Mr Trump has warned of punishing sanctions if service personnel are expelled.