Iran Demands UN Condemn Killing of General Soleimani

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The death of General Soleimani has brought about some curious activity both within our own country and afar.

Here in the states, Democrats are siding with Iran and popular entertainment figures are begging Iran for leniency.

Internationally, Iran has petitioned the United Nations to officially condemn the strike that killed Soleimani, calling the strike by the United States a “gross violation.”

That is pretty ironic considering the strikes Iran has carried out against the United States and the terror Soleimani carried out against his own people.

Demanding Action

Right now, Iran is sending out threats from just about every avenue that is possible.

The Iranian MP has already threatened Trump as well stating it has the capability of striking the White House if it so chooses.

Iranian Ambassador Majid Takht Ravanchi sent a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the U.N. Security Council, stating, “Conducted ‘at the direction of the President’ of the United States, the assassination of [Soleimani], by any measure, is an obvious example of State terrorism and, as a criminal act, constitutes a gross violation of the fundamental principles of international law, including, in particular, those stipulated in the Charter of the United Nations and thus entails the international responsibility of the United States.”

The letter further stated, “At the same time, it is incumbent upon the Security Council to uphold its responsibilities and condemn this unlawful criminal act, taking into account the dire implications of such military adventurism and dangerous provocations by the United States on international peace and security.”

The U.N. Dilemma

How the U.N reacts to this request will be very interesting.

The Trump administration has justified the attack against Soleimani by stating we had intelligence showing an “imminent” attack was about to take place.

Trump stated that he carried out the strike to prevent a war, not start one.

There is also no doubt about the terror activities of Soleimani and the fact that he is responsible for hundreds of our troops having been killed and thousands more injured.

Most would have considered him to be a terror target to be taken out an any given opportunity, not someone that would create this much backlash even within our own political system.

If the U.N. condemns the attack, just how will Trump respond in regard to U.N funding?

He is already unhappy with the U.N. and I feel pretty confident in saying that Trump will not tolerate being called out like that by the United Nations.

With the United States paying anywhere from 22 to 28 percent of the budget for the U.N., just how willing will it be to call out Trump for killing the leader of a recognized terrorist organization (Quds Force)?

All of this will play out over the next several days, so we will keep an eye on the situation and update as necessary.