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If Donald Trump orders the bombing of Iranian cultural sites, would it be a war crime?

Credit: PolitiFact- Published on January 6, 2020
In a tweet that gained wide notice internationally, President Donald Trump warned that an Iranian attack on U.S. targets could drive him to counter with an attack on Iranian cultural sites. Just days after he ordered a drone strike that killed high-ranking Iranian military figure Qassem Soleimani, Trump tweeted, "Let this serve...
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Published on January 7, 2020 -  00:40
Trump retreats from threat to attack Iranian cultural sites
President Donald Trump on Tuesday backed away from his threats to target Iranian cultural sites if Iran retaliates against the US for killing one of its top generals. After first tweeting the threat and later reiterating it to reporters as he flew back to Washington over the weekend, Trump retreated Tuesday, saying, β€œI like to obey the law.”

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