on the conflict with Iran


Photo by: Blake Bodendieck

Blake Bodendieck

Tensions rose Jan. 2  after President Donald Trump ordered the airstrike that killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani. Soon after, Iran’s U.N. Ambassador Majid Takht Ravanchi warned Tehran would respond “vigorously” to any further aggression. 

At 1:50 a.m., Jan. 8, Iraq. Ravanchi defended this attack by saying  the Iranian government was exercising their right to self-defense under Article 51 of the U.N. Charter. The attack was precise and “left no collateral damage to the civilians assets in the area,”

America and Iran have been clashing since 1979. What started with backing the Shah of Iran, Mohammed  Rez Pahlevi, eventually led to mistaking an Iranian airline for a fighter jet and shooting it down. The American people throughout the years have been aware of this conflict, which has been going on for 41 years, but have yet to express how they felt on the matter. Until now. Nearly 200 protesters gathered outside of Trump tower, Jan. 4, and chanted “No justice, no peace. U.S. out of the Middle East.” They held signs that read,“Stop bombing Iraq” and  “U.S. troops out of Iraq.”[vc_text_separator title=”What do you think? Should we escalate the war in Iran?” color=”custom” accent_color=”#22b673″]Judah Belzer, freshmanJacinta Chacon, junior[/vc_column_inner]Gram Coalier, sophomoreJames Rollison, junior[/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner]

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