President Trump bravely made the call to eliminate General Qassim Soleimani, a top commander of Iran’s al-Quds Force, in an airstrike at Baghdad’s International Airport. The drone strike also took out Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy commander of Iran supported militias known as the Popular Mobilization Forces.
The strike came after Iran funded attacks on USA forces were occurring inside Iraq. It has been reported that Soleimani was behind the deaths of at least 600 US soldiers in Iraq.
On Monday the United Nations said that President Trump violated international law.
The Daily Mail reported:
The January U.S. drone strike in Iraq that killed top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani and nine other people represented a violation of international law, a U.N. human rights investigator said on Monday.
The United States has failed to provide sufficient evidence of an ongoing or imminent attack against its interests to justify the strike on Soleimani’s convoy as it left Baghdad airport, said Agnes Callamard, U.N. special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions.
The attack violated the U.N. Charter, Callamard wrote in a report calling for accountability for targeted killings by armed drones and for greater regulation of the weapons.
‘The world is at a critical time, and possible tipping point, when it comes to the use of drones. … The Security Council is missing in action; the international community, willingly or not, stands largely silent,’ Callamard, an independent investigator, told Reuters.
Soleimani was behind the December 27, 2019 attack at an Iraqi military base near Kirkuk, a US civilian contractor was killed along with four American and two Iraqi soldiers were wounded.
UN investigator, Agnes Callamard claims that Soleimani was not an “imminent threat.”
“Major General Soleimani was in charge of Iran military strategy, and actions, in Syria and Iraq. But absent an actual imminent threat to life, the course of action taken by the U.S. was unlawful,” Callamard wrote in the report.
We just left the World Health Organization and I think now is the time to kick the UN out of New York.