Europa Nostra: ‘It is unacceptable to intentionally target cultural heritage as a weapon of war’

Gate of All Nations in Persepolis, Iran
Gate of All Nations in Persepolis, Iran Image: Alborzagros Wikimedia CC BY-SA 3.0

“Following the worrying escalation of tensions in the Middle East and remembering the disastrous destruction of the cultural heritage of humanity in the region caused by terrorist groups only a few years ago, Europa Nostra finds it unacceptable that the President of the United States should threaten to intentionally destroy cultural heritage sites in Iran as a weapon of war.”

“As the European Voice of Civil Society committed to cultural heritage, we thus stand in solidarity with numerous heritage professionals and organisations in the US, Iran and worldwide who have expressed their deep concern about such objectionable threats.”

Read Europa Nostra’s full statement and related statements at Europa Nostra’s website.

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