the US Military on the issue of attacks on cultural sites of Iran will be guided by the law of armed conflict, said on Tuesday the Pentagon mark Esper.
“We follow the law of armed conflict”, — quotes the Esper Agency “Reuters”. The Minister answered the question, is the U.S. planning to attack Iran’s cultural facilities. Esper did not specify whether his statement, the rejection of these plans, reports TASS.
3 January, the Pentagon said the operation, which killed the commander of the special forces, “al-Quds” Qassem Soleimani. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stressed that the decision to murder the General of the States took their own.
on 4 January the US President Donald trump said that Washington will strike Iranian facilities 52 in response to any potential attack by Tehran.
trump also threatened to bomb the cultural and historical sites of Iran. The head of UNESCO in this regard held a meeting with the permanent representative of Iran to the organization. UNESCO stressed that attacks on such objects is prohibited by international law and UN security Council resolution. In addition, the States ratified the two conventions relating to the protection of cultural property.
Tehran has promised to give a hard answer. Advisor to Iran’s Supreme leader said that the United States will face a “second Vietnam” if it did not withdraw its troops from the Middle East.
Iranian foreign Minister said that Tehran does not want tensions in the region and that the presence and interference of foreign non-regional forces leads to destabilization, deterioration in security and escalation of tensions. Very General attack on the Iranian foreign Minister called a terrorist attack.