Those mentioning the 52 targets should also remember the number 290.
- January 07, 2020
- Andrew S Gillis
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani responded to US President Donald Trump’s threat to hit 52 targets, saying he should also remember the number 290.
In his message on the social networking site Twitter, the Iranian president said that ‘those who are referring to the 52’s number should also remember the number of IR655 290’.
Hasan Rouhani said, “Never threaten the Iranian nation”.
Earlier, Donald Trump threatened to target Tehran’s cultural centres after the assassination of General Qasim Suleimani, saying that if Iran attacked US or US assets, we would target 52 Iranian targets. ۔
“Some of these 52 goals are very important and high level for Iran and Iranian culture, and those targets will be a big blow to Iran, the US does not want to make any more threats,” he said.
The US president said in his statement that “Iran has been a problem for many years and it is considered a threat that if Iran attacks US or US assets we will target 52 Iranian targets”.
Hassan Rouhani also pointed to the number 290, citing 52 targets, which was a reminder of the worst case for the US to hit an Iranian passenger plane in the Middle East.
Remember that in November 1979 after the revolution in Iran, 52 US citizens were taken hostage by university students who were supporters of the Iranian Revolution.
All 52 people were finally released on January 20, 1981, after prolonged detention.
Later in July 1988, a US Navy fighter plane hit the Persian Gulf in the Persian Gulf, killing all 290 passengers, including 66 children.
The US President made the statement on behalf of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani announcing revenge for the death of General Qasim Suleimani and said, “They are allowed to use bombs on the streets and blow up our people.” And we are not even allowed to touch their cultural sites? It will not go on now. ‘
It should be noted that under the Hague Convention 1954 on International Law and the UN Security Council resolution and the protection of cultural property, targeting cultural sites with military action is considered a war crime.
The UN Security Council resolution in this regard was supported by the Trump administration in 2017.