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Sen. Markey (D-MA) Introduces S. Res. 465

Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) introduced a resolution condemning the President’s alleged threats to violate the laws of armed conflict as they pertain to Iran. The legislation is similar to a bill introduced on January 7th, 2020, also introduced by Senator Markey, that states that targeting Iranian cultural sites is a war crime. This bill emphasizes that the U.S. criticized Al-Qaeda, ISIS and the Taliban for targeting cultural sites. The bill goes on to describe such threats as a ‘disproportionate’ response in violation of the Geneva Convention.