US President Trump repeatedly threatened Iran, warning that if Tehran struck US targets or military personnel in response to the assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, the US military would strike back with a massive counter attack.
Trump was threatening to commit war crimes against Iran, as his threat to hit 52 Iranian sites, including those “important” to Iranian culture, is in breach of United Nations Resolution 2347 which outlaws the destruction of cultural heritage artifacts, structures and locations during periods of conflict.
Iran stated that it would respond to the assassination of top Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in a targeted US drone strike on Friday by targeting US “military sites”
The brutal US attack saw several missiles launched by a drone killing up to seven people, including Soleimani, as the commander’s two-car convoy drove from the Baghdad airport.
Pentagon officials have claimed that the attack was preemptive and alleged that the Iranian general was planning to launch attacks on American military occupation targets in Iraq and other regions of the Middle East.
Iran has pledged to respond to the attack, vowing “harsh vengeance” against the USA for the liquidation of one of their top commanders and beloved officials.
Sputnik / ABC Flash Point WW III News 2020.