“He wasn’t safe before now, but now he’s really not safe.”
Trump’s threat to destroy cultural sites caught administration officials off-guard and prompted an immediate outcry from legal scholars, national security experts and Democratic lawmakers.
Trump’s reference to targeting sites “important to Iran & the Iranian culture” could raise questions about whether striking such targets would violate international agreements.
Exaggerations and outright lies mark business as usual by America’s president.
The killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, marks a major escalation in the standoff between Washington and Iran, which has careened from one crisis to another since President Donald Trump withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal and imposed crippling sanctions.