Donald Trump Threatened to Attack and Destroy Iranian Cultural and Historical Sites

Type: Violent RhetoricJan 04 2020 Severity:
Targeted: IranAbout: Wars & Conflicts & International Relations
Donald Trump threatened to commit war crimes against the Iranian people in an unhinged Tweet dramatically escalating the already volatile situation in the Middle-East after he ordered the assassination of the country's top military leader. Trump responded to threats of reprisal by the Iranian government by issuing a threat of his own to destroy 52 "very high level & important to Iran & the Iranian culture" sites inside of Iran. That would be a war crime, plain and simple.

Main Source: cnn.com

Quote | What Donald threatened would be a war crime if carried out.

Iran is talking very boldly about targeting certain USA assets as revenge for our ridding the world of their terrorist leader who had just killed an American, & badly wounded many others, not to mention all of the people he had killed over his lifetime, including recently hundreds of Iranian protesters. He was already attacking our Embassy, and preparing for additional hits in other locations. Iran has been nothing but problems for many years. Let this serve as a WARNING that if Iran strikes any Americans, or American assets, we have 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!

Targeted by Trump