Trump under fire for announcing to destroy Iranian cultural sites

  • Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani was assassinated by the US on Friday on the orders of Donald Trump.
  • Trump has declared that the U.S. has recognized 52 Iranian sites as possible targets.
  • UK foreign secretary Dominique Raab declared that the cultural sites were protected by world law
Trump under fire due to threat to Iranian cultural sites
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Naksejahan Square, located in the major city of Isfahan, is one of the twelve UNESCO World Heritage sites in Iran. US President Donald Trump is facing increasing criticism of his threat to attack Iranian cultural sites. Trump has created a threat as a result of the killing of Iran’s commander Kasem Solemaani by the United States.

He said that cultural sites are among 52 recognized Iranian targets that could be attacked if Iranians “torture, destroy and destroy our people. ”  But the UN Cultural Organization and the British International Secretary were among them to realize that such sites were being protected.

The United States and Iran have signed an agreement to protect cultural heritage, along with the entire battle. An attack that focuses on cultural sites is very often considered conflict crimes under world law. Kasem Solemaani died Friday on a U.S. attack by a Baghdad drone on Trump’s orders. Murders dramatically increased regional tensions, and Iran threatened “extreme revenge.”

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What is the President’s Threat

 

Trump has declared that the U.S. has recognized 52 Iranian sites. In some cases, “at a really excessive and necessary stage for Iran and its traditions,” Tehran re-attacked U.S. operations Warned, “I can get very fast and hard.” Or personal Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appeared to be trying to ease the risk, saying that the United States would act in world law. But the president later repeats the threat, saying, “They are allowed to kill our people, they are allowed to bother and sever our people, and they use roadside bombs. We are allowed to blow up the people of the United States and we “can’t touch your cultural site? That approach doesn’t work.”

On Monday, White House adviser Kelly Ann Conway defended the president, stating that he was “only negotiating” but did not say he was focusing on cultural sites. He further states that “Iran has a number of strategic military sites that can be quoted in addition to cultural sites,” stating that Iran has disguised military purposes as cultural sites.  Secretary of Defence Mark Esper was then asked if the United States points to a cultural site and declared that “we will comply with the legal guidelines for armed warfare.” When asked if it meant “concentration on cultural sites is a crime of conflict,” he replied: “These are legal guidelines for armed warfare.”

What criticism has the feedback received

 

Audrey Azorey, co-director of UNESCO‘s United Nations Cultural Organization, stated that all Iran and the United States signed a 1972 meeting to protect the world’s cultural and genuine heritage. Also, each signed a 1954 conference on the defense of cultural properties during armed battle. Trump quoted assumed anti-Israel prejudice from UNESCO in 2018, which withdrew the United States. US Democrats Senators Elizabeth Warren and Chris Murphy have repeated similar statements by Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, announce that Trump “is threatening to commit conflict crimes.”

On Monday, British overseas secretary Dominique Raab declared that the cultural site was protected by world law, and the UK expected it to be worshiped. The large area is under heavy cultural attack by Islamic State groups and focuses on mosques, shrines, church buildings, and famous sites significant of Palmyra, Syria.

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