TEHRAN: An Iranian lawmaker has offered a $3-million reward to “anyone who kills” US President Donald Trump to avenge the assassination of Gen Qassem Soleimani, semi-official news agency ISNA reported on Tuesday.

Ahmad Hamzeh, a little-known member of the Majlis, made the offer on behalf of the people of Kerman, the hometown and final resting place of the storied commander.

“We will give $3m to anyone who kills Trump,” Hamzeh, who represents Kahnouj county near the southeastern city of Kerman, was quoted as saying by ISNA.

Washington’s ambassador to the Conference on Disarmament, Robert Wood, told journalists in Geneva that the offer was “just ridiculous”.

“But it gives you a sense of the terrorist underpinnings of that regime, and that regime needs to change its behaviour,” he said.

Published in Dawn, January 22nd, 2020