"Saving Antiquities for Everyone firmly condemns these threats and any intentional targeting of cultural heritage sites in Iran.
The impact of devastated cultural heritage goes well beyond the loss of history and context of the site itself. Purposefully targeting and destroying cultural heritage sites during times of conflict is directly linked to the financing of terrorist organizations, most recently ISIS, across the Middle East and North Africa through antiquities trafficking."
On January 4th, 2020, U.S. President Trump declared on Twitter that if Iran threatens to retaliate after the killing of Qasem Soleimani, he has already selected 52 Iranian cultural heritage sites for military targeting. This…