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Following the US assassination of the Iranian Commander Qasem Soleimani, Donald Trump has twice threatened to target sites of cultural significance to Iran, in clear breach of international law, if Iranian authorities carry out revenge attacks on US interests.

I asked the UK Secretary of State for Defence what the UK Government response would be if Trump follows through on his threats to commit such war crimes. Despite the UK Government’s enthusiasm for a trade deal with the US, this cannot mean that a blind eye is turned to breaches in international law.

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