Donald Trump said that the 52 targets represented the 52 Americans who were held hostage in Iran after being seized at the US embassy in Tehran in 1979. Photo: AP

Trump warns US could strike cultural sites in Iran, but Pompeo says only lawful targets will be hit

  • Trump said the US would use its ‘brand new beautiful’ military equipment on 52 targets if Iran retaliates for the killing of Qasem Soleimani
  • A growing number of Democrats have said the Republican president’s action is bringing the United States to the brink of war
Topic |   US-Iran tensions

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Donald Trump said that the 52 targets represented the 52 Americans who were held hostage in Iran after being seized at the US embassy in Tehran in 1979. Photo: AP
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