Latvia Officially Supports War Crime

US President D. Trump tweeted: “…If Iran strikes any Americans, or American assets, we have targeted 52 Iranian sites… some at a very high level & important to Iran & the Iranian culture, and those targets, and Iran itself, WILL BE HIT VERY FAST AND VERY HARD.”1

Now let’s see what international law says about this, namely the Protocol additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 august 1949, and relating to the protection of victims of international armed conflicts.

Article 53 – Protection of cultural objects and of places of worship

“…It is prohibited:
a) to commit any acts of hostility directed against the historic monuments, works of art or places of worship which constitute the cultural or spiritual heritage of peoples;”

From the point of view of international law, the US president announced his intention to commit a war crime. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, E. Rinkevich, who has declared support for D. Trump, also supports war crimes. As history teaches, such actions sooner or later end with shouts: “And us for what?”