Donald Trump reiterates threat to target Iranian cultural sites

Вторник, 07 Янв, 2020

Later that day Trump retweeted a post by Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, who defended Trump's assassination of Soleimani.

Hundreds of thousands of mourners, many chanting, beating their chests, and wailing in grief, turned out across Iran on Sunday to mourn slain military commander Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in Iraq in a USA military strike. Consequently, Iran has offered $80 million bounty for Donald Trump's head. "They're allowed to torture and maim our people".

"We can attack the White House itself, we can respond to them on the American soil, he said". They're allowed to use roadside bombs and blow up our people.

Tens of thousands of Iranians thronged the streets of Tehran on Monday for the funeral of Quds Force commander Qassim Suleimani who was killed in a USA air strike last week and his daughter said his death would bring a "dark day" for the United States.

The European leaders also pleaded with the parties to not jeopardise a battle against IS jihadists, after the Iraqi parliament passed a resolution demanding that thousands of USA troops be ousted. "It doesn't work that way", he said.

Trump told reporters on Air Force One Sunday night that the USA has an "extraordinarily expensive" air base in Iraq that cost billions of dollars.

"The scenes that we saw was a very emotional Supreme Leader, which is something that we don't see very often", Al Jazeera's Jabbari said.

Iraq's rival Shi'ite leaders, including ones opposed to Iranian influence, have united since Friday's attack in calling for the expulsion of U.S. troops.

The US military mission is in Iraq on the basis of a letter of request from the Iraqi government in 2014 to help fight Islamic State as part of the worldwide coalition, but there is no formal status of forces agreement.

Mourners gather to pay homage to top Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani.

President Trump's campaign of maximum pressure on Iran has backfired massively, as the Islamic Republic scrapped its commitments to the nuclear deal and vowed to avenge the assassination of its most powerful battlefield commander.

Switzerland has exercised a "protecting power mandate" for the United States in Iran since 1980.

Targeting cultural sites is a war crime under the 1954 Hague Convention for the protection of cultural sites.

After describing how his second point is based on the premise that containing Iranian influence in the greater Middle East is a valid American foreign policy objective, Desch added that "the United States has had a tendency, it seems to me, to take steps that have had nearly exactly the opposite effect".