An Iranian lawmaker called for a strike on the White House this week, in response to President Donald Trump’s order to take out the top Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani.
“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,” MP Abolfazl Abutorabi said on Sunday, according to Iranian news agency ILNA.
During a passionate speech before Parliament, Abutorabi went on to say the Iranian military “should crush America’s teeth.”
Meanwhile, The Mirror reported that an organizer of the general’s funeral put a price of 80 million dollars on Trump’s head, suggesting that every Iranian could give one dollar towards the bounty for the person who took out 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,” one of the organizers said, according to en24.
The Trump administration and high ranking generals in the US military insist that this escalation of violence against Iran is intended to prevent a greater war, but Iran only seems to be emboldened by the recent show of force. In the midst of the growing conflict, Iran’s state television broadcaster reported that the country’s government will be backing out of the 2015 nuclear pact that was made with the United States, although, the US has long since failed to live up to its end of the bargain.
The strategy of the US military in the middle east appears to be falling apart, as Iraq’s parliament voted in favor of a resolution to expel the thousands of US troops that are still stationed in the country.
As we reported previously, a group claiming to be Iranian hackers has infiltrated the website of a small and mostly unknown US government agency and then replaced the home page with a post titled “Iranian Hackers!” which showed a photoshopped image depicting Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the Iranian flag, and a bloodied image of US President Donald Trump, who appears to be getting punched in the mouth by an Iranian military official.
In the past several days, areas throughout Iraq and Syria have experienced several explosions, some of which have been carried out by US forces, while others, in US-controlled territories, have been attributed to Iran. In the war of words that has followed between the two countries, officials on both sides have been very clear and specific with their intentions. US President Donald Trump has threatened that 52 important military and cultural sites will be hit if Iran continues to assert themselves in the region. However, legal scholars were quick to point out that this would be a violation of the 1954 Hague Convention, which banned any military from committing “direct hostilities against cultural property.”
Iran has threatened to fight back, raising the red flag of war atop their highest mosque, and promising strikes on US military sites throughout the middle east and the United States. Israel and Saudi Arabia.