U.N. Says U.S. Violated International Law In Soleimani Death

In what is certain to set up a confrontation between U.S. President Donald Trump and the United Nations, the world body on July 8 accused President Trump of violating international law by ordering the drone strike that targeted and killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards elite Quds Force. According to a U.N. report on the killing, “No evidence has been provided that Gen. Soleimani specifically was planning an imminent attack against U.S. interests, particularly in Iraq, for which immediate action was necessary and would have been justified.” The U.S. argument it was acting in self-defense notwithstanding, the U.N. report further stated that “by killing Gen. Soleimani on Iraqi soil without first obtaining Iraq’s consent, the U.S. violated the territorial integrity of Iraq.” The U.N. alleges that the U.S. violated article 2(4) of the U.N. Charter, which “prohibits the threat or use of force and calls on all members to respect the sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of other states.” Reported by Fox News. Read more… Iran has previously issued an arrest warrant for Trump, which the U.S. dismissed as a “propaganda stunt.” Reported by Fox News. Read more…