Earlier that day, U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo gave a full defense for the U.S. drone attack on Sulaimani, Irans top military leader. This is the right decision, pompeio said at the State Council press conference. This is fully in line with our strategy to deal more broadly with threats from Iran. Asked about Trumps plans to attack 52 targets in Iran, including cultural sites, if there is a retaliatory attack by Iran, pompeio said: every target under review is within the scope of international war law. The 1954 Hague Convention calls for the avoidance of any hostile act against cultural property. Trump will address the White House later.