Over the killing of a super-powerful Iranian general; threats to hit heritage sites in Iran, and a U.S President determined to send the Middle East into a modern version of the Gulf War. According to US media reports, The White House has threatened to hit (and some illegally) 52 heritage sites if Iran decides to strike back of the killing of Qassem Soleimani.
….targeted 52 Iranian sites (representing the 52 American hostages taken by Iran many years ago), some at a very high level & important to Iran & the Iranian culture, and those targets, and Iran itself, WILL BE HIT VERY FAST AND VERY HARD. The USA wants no more threats!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 4, 2020
Iran has threatened to retaliate in a “military manner” although exactly what manner that is remains unclear as of this writing. It is illegal under international law to target World Heritage Sites — something that the WH seems to have conveniently forgotten.