Threat relaunched yesterday, after the controversy generated by the tweet: "To them, it is allowed to kill, torture and maim our people, and we are not allowed to touch their cultural sites? Doesn't work like that". Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was quick to say that the Usa rispetterano the rules of conflict.
....targeted 52 Iranian sites (representing the 52 American hostages taken by Iran many years ago), some at a very high level & important to Iran & the Iranian culture, and those targets, and Iran itself, WILL BE HIT VERY FAST AND VERY HARD. The USA wants no more threats!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 4, 2020
Take aim at cultural sites is in fact a war crime according to the Hague Convention for the protection of cultural sites, 1954. In Iran there are a dozen world heritage sites recognized by Unesco. Among these, the ancient ruins of Persepolis, the great mosque of Isfahan and the palace Golestan in Tehran, where in 1967 he was crowned the last shah to rule Iran. Khamenei: "Reprisals are carried out by iranian forces" Apart from the usual tactic of hiding behind the actions of the allies cultivated in the region, the iranian supreme Guide Ali Khamenei want any retaliation for the killing of the iranian general Qassam Soleimani of the Us is a direct attack and proportionate, against the interests of the americans executed openly by the iranian forces. Writes the New York Times citing three sources, the iranian present at a meeting of the Council for national security where Khameni has dictated the line.