Iowa J.I. Crim. § 400.17 (2018)
Iowa Criminal Jury Instructions
CHAPTER 400 JUSTIFICATION
400.17 Defense Not Available To A Provocator
A person is not justified when [he] [she] provokes or causes force to be used against [him] [her], intending to use it as an excuse to injure another.
If you find the State has proved the defendant provoked the use of force intending to use it as an excuse to injure (name of victim), [he] [she] was not justified.