The US drone strike that killed the Iranian Quds Force Commander is being categorized as ‘unlawful’ by a representative from the United Nations; The individual doesn’t believe the attack can be justified.
A representative from the United Nations is categorizing the US drone strike that killed the late Iranian general, Qassem Soleimani, as ‘unlawful.’ Soleimani was responsible for the management of Iran’s terror proxies throughout the Middle East, as well as confronting US forces in the region. He and nine others were killed near the Baghdad International Airport on January 3rd when they were struck by an unmanned air vehicle (UAV) belonging to the US.
This representative out of the United Nations, Agnes Callamard, is seeking to make the case that there is not enough evidence to justify the strike on Soleimani and those with him. The evidence, according to Callamard, falls short of proving there was an imminent threat regarding US troops in order to justify the strike.
Bypassing the reality that General Soleimani was responsible for the deaths of thousands of innocent protestors (at the hands of his “security forces”), not only in Iran but also in Iraq, as well as the killing of numerous US forces, Callamard stated, “Major General Soleimani was in charge of Iran military strategy, and actions in Syria and Iraq. But absent in actual imminent threat to life, the course of action taken by the US was unlawful.”
Interestingly enough, Callamard is supposed to present her research later this week to the UN Human Rights Council – a political body that is questionable at best.
This activity coming out of the UN comes at the same time that the International Criminal Court (ICC), another highly-questionable organization, has also decided to accuse the US of war crimes, supposedly in Afghanistan. Israel is also being cited by the ICC for war crimes in Gaza.