Iranian General Was 'Saying Bad Things' About US

Iranian General Was 'Saying Bad Things' About US

Iranian General Was 'Saying Bad Things' About US

Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in a January 3 raid ordered by Trump.

US President Donald Trump said killed Iranian general Qassem Suleimani, was "saying bad things about our country". "Anyone who brings the yellow-haired lunatic to us will get $US80 million from the Iranian people".

Under the deal, known as the JCPOA, Iran received relief from sanctions in return for curbing its nuclear activities. At the time, Trump said the Quds Force head was planning attacks against United States troops in the region, but White House officials have since given different justifications for the killing, including one of deterrence.

Also in the address, Trump doubled down on a vow to deter Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon as long as he is in office.

US disarmament ambassador Robert Wood dismissed the reward as "ridiculous", telling reporters in Geneva it showed the "terrorist underpinnings" of Iran's establishment.

Earlier this year, it was reported that the government of Iran had placed an $80 million bounty on Trump's head.

The comments came after Britain, France, and Germany paved the way last week for possible sanctions to be re-imposed on Iran if the Islamic Republic continues to back away from its global nuclear deal.

The 2015 nuclear agreement as a whole was created to increase the time Iran would need to obtain enough fissile material for a nuclear bomb - the main obstacle to producing a nuclear weapon - from around two or three months.

This month, Iran announced that it would break all the limits of its uranium enrichment work, potentially shortening the "breakout time" for building a nuclear weapon.

Following Iran's final move, Britain, France and Germany triggered a nuclear pact dispute mechanism that initiated a diplomatic process that could lead to renewed sanctions against the United States.

The strike exacerbated tensions between the USA and Iran, which have been steadily escalating since Trump withdrew Washington from the 2015 nuclear accord. US envoy Robert Wood believes this would send a "very, very negative message".

Hamzeh also told the parliament session that If Iran had nuclear weapons today, it would be immune to threats and added, "We should increase the range of our missiles and make them capable of carrying unconventional warheads. This is our natural right".

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