Amidst the hostility between Iran and the United States of America following the killing of Gen Qassem Soleimani, the grieving nation is mobilising its citizens to donate a dollar each to raise $80million to be used as bounty for Donald Trump’s head.
The promise was made by an unidentified campaigner during a funeral procession for General Qassem Soliemani in Mashad.
‘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,’ the organiser said, according to the Iranian Labour News Agency.
This follows an earlier threat by Iranian MP Abolfazl Abutorabi to launch an attack on American soil in response to the president’s warning that any strike on American interests in the region will bring massive retaliation.
‘When someone declares war do you want to respond to the bullets with flowers? They will shoot you in the head,’ he added.
Abutorabi’s threat was made during an open session of parliament in Tehran, Iran, on Sunday, and just days after Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani, the architect of Tehran’s overseas clandestine and military operations as head of the Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force, was killed on Friday in a US drone strike on his convoy at Baghdad airport.