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Banks weighs in on Iran retaliation in Newsweek

January 10, 2020


William C. Banks

William C. Banks

"This is an escalation for sure but retaliation, revenge, or reprisals are unlawful at international law, not that Iran abides by international law," says Professor Emeritus William C. Banks. "The risks are that the U.S. will play along and some escalatory act will be disproportionate to the circumstances, leading to something far worse," he says. Banks was interviewed for the Newsweek article "Iran's Supreme Leader Suggests Further Retaliation Against U.S., Saying Strikes on Iraq Bases 'Not Enough'." 01/10/20

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