Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Yavad Zarif said on Sunday that US President Donald Trump’s announcement of attacking 52 cultural sites in the Persian nation is a war crime.

‘After committing serious violations of international law by perpetrating cowardly assassinations on Friday, Trump threatens again with more infractions,’ Zarif wrote on social media.

On Saturday, the US president said that he would attack 52 cultural sites if Iran retaliates for the assassination of General Qasem Soleimani.

‘Aiming at those kinds of sites is a war crime, whether kicking or shouting. The end of the US malignant presence in West Asia has started,’ the head of Iranian diplomacy noted.

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