The tension between the United States and Iran continues. After these last weeks were the front page of many newspapers adducing a possible scenario of war between the two countries, UNESCO’s participation is now added, demanding that cultural heritage be respected if a war breaks out. And of course, also Trump’s refusal.
The director-general of Unesco, Audrey Azoulay, reminded the president of the United States on Monday that his country is an active participant and committed to multiple international agreements, including respecting cultural heritage in case of any conflict, to be more specific to respect the 1954 Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict and that of 1972, for the Protection of Cultural and Natural Heritage, in which both the US are signed. like Iran.
However, Donald Trump said he had the authority to attack because «they are allowed to torture, maim and explode their people.» All this comes after Trump’s controversial tweet where he claimed that they had several points in the spotlight on Iranian land where to attack.
«That this serves as a warning that if Iran attacks any American, we have identified 52 Iranian sites (representing the 52 American hostages taken by Iran many years ago), some of them of very high level and important for Iran and the Iranian culture, and those goals, and Iran itself, will be hit very fast and very hard», the president of the United States wrote on Twitter.
Recall that all this happens after the United States a few days ago attacked with a drone in the vicinity of Baghdad airport ending the life of Commander Qasem Soleimani, who would be a very important military in Iranian lands.