Zarif says targeting Iran cultural sites a 'war crime', after Trump threat

TEHRAN (AFP) - Iran’s top diplomat said any decision to target the country’s cultural sites would be a "war crime", hours after US President Donald Trump threatened such action in a tweet.

"Targeting cultural sites is a WAR CRIME," Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted in response to a post by Trump warning the US is targeting 52 sites in Iran and will hit them "very fast and very hard" if the Islamic republic attacks American personnel or assets.