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AOC Gives Iran a Talking Point: It's a 'War Crime' to Target Iranian Cultural Sites

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Posted: Jan 06, 2020 7:30 AM
AOC Gives Iran a Talking Point: It's a 'War Crime' to Target Iranian Cultural Sites

Source: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, accused President Trump of planning to commit a war crime against the Islamic Republic of Iran, echoing criticism leveled earlier by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). 

Zarif was responding to Trump's threat to target 52 identified Iranian sites, some with cultural significance to Iran, should the Islamic Republic retaliate against the United States for the recent killing of Qasem Soleimani. Zarif described the killing of Soleimani as a breach in international law, claiming future attacks against culturally significant sites in Iran would constitute a war crime.

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