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Trump responds to Iran's act of war

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In all the reportage and commentary on the killing of Qassem Soleimani, I haven’t seen much mention of an interesting parallel between the Iranian mullah regime’s attacks on America this past week and its attacks when it first came to power 40 years ago.

The similarity is that on both occasions, the Iranian regime violated diplomatic immunity.

In 1979, they seized 52 American diplomats and held them hostage for 444 days, releasing them only on the day Ronald Reagan took office. Last week, they attacked the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad after launching multiple attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq.

Diplomatic immunity is perhaps the oldest and most basic principle of international law. It has been sanctioned by international agreements and observed (even by Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin) for at least three centuries. Violation of diplomatic immunity is an act of war.

Iran’s attacks on diplomats reveal it as an outlaw regime.

That’s why it promulgated the fiction that “students” seized and controlled the hostages beyond the government’s control. In the past week, leading American media have echoed the mullah regime’s similar fictions, calling those who attacked the U.S. Embassy “mourners” (the New York Times) or “protesters”........

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