According to reports Iran has placed a huge bounty on the American President’s head after the assasination of Qassem Soleimani. The Iranian General was killed following a US targeted drone strike on his convoy at Baghdad.
A mans voice could be heard placing a bounty on the head of the US President on a video that went viral on social media. Crowds of Soleimani supporters can be seen marching in protest chanting in agreement at the placement of the bounty.
The person speaking who is regarded as the funeral organiser, says:”On behalf of most of Iran’s people – 80 million Iranians – and each puts aside US$1, it would equal $80million.”And we would provide this $80million, on our own behalf, as a gift to anyone who brings the head of the individual who ordered the murder of the grand figure of our revolution.”Anyone who brings us the head of this yellow-haired lunatic, we would give him 80million on behalf of the wonderful Iranian nation. Chant if you agree.”Enormous chants follow the comments made in support.
Thousands of people took to the roads in anger following Soleimani’s death by the US airstrike on Friday.US President Trump tweeted on Saturday that Iran”is talking very boldly about targeting particular USA assets”.
Following the assault, Mr Trump stated on Twitter:“Iran is talking very boldly about targeting certain USA assets as revenge for our ridding the world of their terrorist leader who had just killed an American, & badly wounded many others, not to mention all of the people he had killed over his lifetime, including recently hundreds of Iranian protesters.
“He was already attacking our Embassy, and preparing for additional hits in other locations. Iran has been nothing but problems for many years.”Let this serve as a WARNING that when Iran strikes any Americans, or American assets, we’ve targeted 52 Iranian websites (representing the 52 American hostages taken by Iran years ago), some at a really high degree & important to Iran & the Iranian culture, and those goals, and Iran itself, WILL BE HIT VERY FAST AND VERY HARD.
The USA needs no more threats!”Later on Sunday, he added:“The United States just spent Two Trillion Dollars on Military Equipment. We are the biggest and by far the BEST in the World!“If Iran attacks an American Base, or any American, we will be sending some of that brand new beautiful equipment their way…and without hesitation!”
In remarks to Fox News on Sunday, United States Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, said Trump hadn’t threatened to target Iranian cultural sites.
Iran said Sunday it might roll back its commitments to the 2015 nuclear deal but continue to cooperate with the UN according to state television.The channel cited a government spokesman as saying Iran wouldn’t respect any limitations set down from the pact about the number of uranium enrichment centrifuges it could use, which meant there would be no limits on its own enrichment capability, the amount to which uranium could be enriched, or Iran’s atomic research and development.
On Sunday the parliament of Iraq called for US and other foreign forces to leave amid a growing backlash against the killing of Soleimani. The Iraqi parliament passed.”The Iraqi government must work to end the existence of any foreign troops on Iraqi soil and prohibit them from using its land, air space or water for any reason,” it stated.
The UK Government has urged Iraq to allow UK soldiers to keep the fight there.A UK Government spokesman said:”The coalition is in Iraq to help protect Iraqis and others in the threat from Daesh (Islamic State), at the request of the Iraqi authorities.”We urge the Iraqi authorities to guarantee the coalition is able to continue our work countering this shared threat.”On Sunday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated Iran’s General Qassem Soleimani of being”a threat to all our interests” and stated”we won’t lament his departure”, after he called for de-escalation from all sides.
He said:”Now I have spoken with President Macron, President Trump and Chancellor Merkel, and will be talking with different leaders in the coming days.”General Qassem Soleimani posed a threat to all our interests and was responsible for a pattern of disruptive, destabilising behaviour in the area.”Given the major role he has played in activities that have led to the deaths of thousands of innocent civilians and western personnel, we will not lament his death.”It’s clear nevertheless that all calls for retaliation or reprisals will simply result in more violence from the area and they’re in nobody’s interest.”We are in close contact with all sides to promote de-escalation. I’ll be talking to other leaders along with our Iraqi friends to support peace and stability.” READ MORE