Iran has reportedly placed an $80million bounty on Donald Trump's head in response to the president's warning that if they try to attack an American Base or any American, the U.S. will hit them hard without hesitation.
It was made known during the funeral procession for General Qassem Soleimani in Mashad on Sunday, January 5, 2020. The Iranian general was killed in a United States airstrike ordered by President Donald Trump over last Friday.
At the funeral procession, an organizer called on all Iranians to donate $1 each 'in order to gather an $80million bounty on President Trump's head'.
State TV announced the bounty, saying: “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 comes as the two country’s teeter on the brink of war after Iran threatened to attack the White House while branding Donald Trump a “terrorist in a suit” after he vowed to target 52 sites in the Islamic Republic.
The menacing message was delivered by Iranian politician Abolfazl Abutorabi, who labelled the US’s deadly strike on General Soleimani “a declaration of war”.
He said: “’We can attack the White House itself, we can respond to them on the American soil. We have the power, and God willing we will respond in an appropriate time.
“When someone declares war do you want to respond to the bullets with flowers? They will shoot you in the head.”
The Iranian government has also announced it will no longer abide by any of the limits of its 2015 nuclear deal.
This comes after President Trump disclosed that the United States has spent two trillion dollars on Military equipment should in case Iran attempts to attack an American Base or any American.