US strike in Iran violated international human rights law, UN official argues

US strike in Iran violated international human rights law, UN official argues

A UN official has said the drone strike conducted by the US, which led to the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani and others, violated international human rights law. Agnès Callamard, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial killing also took issue with the justification for using drones in another country on the basis of self-defense.

Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien
Seekster 2 months

The UN and human rights...a very turbulent relationship.

Mopeyhornet 2 months

that same UN that has some of the worst human rights violators on the board for human rights violations?

Ivan Ivanovich Ivanovski
Ivan Ivanovich Ivanovski 2 months

The UN can fuck off

The Big Dawg
The Big Dawg 2 months

Defending ourselves goes against human rights?

Donald Darko
Donald Darko 2 months

Quite honestly I couldn't care less what the UN thinks or says. When I was in the military I had to work with UN run troops often. UN leadership was incompetent then and still is. Personally I would prefer that the US got out of the UN and the UN out of the US.

Rocky 2 months

I am against war in general, but I will admit I have not looked into this situation with a lot of scrutiny yet. I highly doubt that I am in favor of the strikes. I will say that it couldn't have happened to a better nation though. Iran is the largest state sponsor of terrorism worldwide. In general I am still against putting troops (or bombs) in nations that don't have troops in ours.

Nops 2 months

No one cares, sane people say

Watheverable GRAMPS
Watheverable GRAMPS 2 months

Lol, like anybody cares what the UN says 😂

Ironborn Pyke
Ironborn Pyke 2 months

is the UN still around?

Michael Tatom
Michael Tatom 2 months

The UN is packed with anti-American planet scum. No free country cares about the “organization.”

Knight's 2 months

who cares. he is the guy behind the IED attacks in 2003 that killed some of my friends and wounded two others and left me with post-traumatic stress and hearing loss in one ear. he has killed thousands of people been responsible for killing thousands more and he's responsible for Untold thousands injured by his violence. The world is better off without him and if those international law idiots think I give a rip what they think they can think again.

porcus 2 months

"most likely"? So they aren't sure and won't do anything about it. Just like always and everywhere.

Edmond_Dantes 2 months

Then get off your bureaucratic asses and do something about it! No? Then shut up and get back to giving political legitimacy to despots and Human Rights abusers.

The Civic Nationalist
The Civic Nationalist 2 months

But using an irregular foreign asset to attack an embassy in a puppet state, totally legal.

Tsila Noitan (Backer)
Tsila Noitan (Backer) 2 months

ooo the un disapproves. scary. 😄

npc8472 2 months

Until they say something about how the attacked first they dont have a leg to stand on.

Dakota Williams
Dakota Williams 2 months

Oh he means that thing the US never ratified?

Correspondent in Virginia
Correspondent in Virginia 2 months

Except we are legally allowed to do what we did given that the Iraqi government invited our military in to help and the general was a foreign terrorist.

Paul 2 months

If anything this will just get the Trump cult even more excited and happy. Fucking scary

William 2 months

The fuck are the UN gonna do? Stand there lol!

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