On behalf of more than 50,000 scholars and researchers in the humanities and social sciences, our scholarly and professional societies call upon people throughout the US and, indeed, around the world to remind the President of the United States that targeting cultural sites for military activity is a war crime except under the narrowest of circumstances, and cannot be justified under any circumstances. Archaeological Institute of America American Folklore Society Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Community Penn Cultural Heritage Center, University of Pennsylvania 1月6日，美国十五小我类学、考古学、文学相关的学术结构联名训斥特朗普将文化遗址作为进犯方针，一样以为此举冒犯了战役法。伊朗最高率领人哈梅内伊(Ayatollah Khamenei)表示将为苏莱曼尼的死竣事“严酷的报复”。而特朗普则在推特上回应，假如伊朗实行报复，美国随时可以用全国上最好的兵器装备应战，并表示今朝已瞄准52个伊朗地址，其中包括文化遗址。 Society for American Archaeology Medieval Academy of America Middle East Studies Association 美国十五个学术结构联名训斥特朗普将伊朗文化遗址作为进犯方针。以下是学术结构的声明，并呼吁更多学者加入进来。1月3日，美国策划空进犯杀伊朗指示官苏莱曼尼(Qassem Soleimani)，致使美伊排场堕入严重。 伊朗官员Javad Zarif在推特上表示，特朗普将文化遗址设为进犯方针违反了战役法。 Society for Classical Studies Society of Architectural Historians Targeting Cultural Sites is a War Crime Society for Biblical Literature Society for Applied Anthropology American Anthropological Association Modern Language Association Coalition for American Heritage The President has threatened via Twitter to target 52 sites in Iran, including cultural sites, if Iran retaliates for the assassination of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani, and he has reiterated that such an action is appropriate even after members of his administration attempted to express restraint. Whatever other efforts are underway to de-escalate hostilities and pursue diplomacy, the Administration must be dissuaded from continuing to threaten cultural sites and civilians. Cultural sites at risk of damage or destruction by military activity are irreplaceable and result in a loss to civilization, history, and human understanding. The US Department of Defense has gone to extraordinary lengths to coordinate with knowledgeable experts over the past two decades to protect cultural sites in the region. This apparent reversal of strategy is misguided, short-sighted, and will only serve to enrage the Iranian people, for whom the President himself has professed his personal admiration. Destruction of cultural sites, like the targeting of civilians and noncombatants, must never be considered as a military objective. Please let the administration know how you feel about this issue, and let your Congressional delegation know as well using the form embedded at the bottom of this page.