‘Fox & Friends’: Trump Could Bomb Iranian Cultural Heritage Sites out of ‘Military Necessity’
President Donald Trump claimed at the weekend that the U.S. could hit sites of cultural importance in Iran if that country retaliates over the killing of al-Quds leader General Qassem Soleimani. Many pointed out that this would be a war crime, but on Fox News on Monday such concerns were dismissed.
“Over the weekend thjis new Iranian general said actions will be taken,” Fox & Friends’ Ainsley Earhardt said. “Our president responded saying there will be major retaliations if you do that. He said the U.S. will target 52 Iranian sites at very high levels and important to Iran and the Iranian culture.”
“People were criticizing the President for that saying you are going to destroy some cultural sites, that’s ridiculous. But then the President said this, he said, ‘They’re allowed to kill our people? They’re allowed to torture and maim our people? They’re allowed to use roadside bombs and blow up our people and we’re not allowed to touch their cultural sites? It doesn’t work that way.'”
“Well, as it turns out, in the The Washington Post today, they say Iran has 24 locations on the United Nations list of cultural world heritage sites that you’re talking about,” Steve Doocy said.
“And according to the 1954 convention, The Hague Conventions, what that does is it protects cultural property and bans the targeting of cultural sites with military action but there is a provision that allows for a waiver due to military necessity.”
“And we saw yesterday the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo when asked about this, you’re gonna take out cultural sites? He goes ‘we’re gonna to stay within the law.’ So, I would imagine they’re gonna stay within the law. They’ve got lawyers working on all of that stuff.”
Watch the video above, via Fox News.