In a statement, Amnesty International (AI) has criticized United States’ President Donald Trump over his plan to attack 52 Iranian sites. AI has asked Trump to retract his statement.
According to AI, Trump’s plan clearly violates the United Nations International Humanitarian Law, which could amount to a war crime.
“Deliberate attacks on civilian objects, including religious sites and cultural property, violate international humanitarian law and are war crimes,” AI said.
The human rights organization further said,
“President Donald Trump must retract his Iran threat and make a public commitment to abide by international law.”
In his January 5th statement, Trump vowed to attack 52 Iranian sites, some of them are of high level importance to Iran and the Iranian culture.
The US President warned Iran not to make any attempt to take any revenge of the killing of General Qassem Soleimani.
On the other hand, Iran has vowed to retaliate harshly.
Maj. Gen. Hossein Dehghan, military adviser to Iran’s supreme leader, responding to Trump said if the US targets 52, Iran would go after 300 locations in the US territory.