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[size=36][rtl]Iraq affirms its commitment to prosecute Iraqi or foreign terrorists[/rtl][/size]
Friday 01 November 2019
Friday 01 November 2019
Baghdad / morning
Foreign Minister Mohammed Ali al-Hakim affirmed the Iraqi judiciary's commitment to prosecute Iraqi terrorists or foreigners if they committed crimes in Iraq, while Chief Justice Judge Faiq Zidan discussed with the Special Advisor to the UN Secretary General Karim Khan the competence of the international investigation team which is limited to gathering evidence. Only for the crimes of ISIS terrorist gangs and to present them to the Iraqi investigation authorities.
In a television interview with the Dutch media network and the NRC newspaper, al-Hakim said that the Iraqi judiciary "does not bear the responsibility of prosecuting foreigners in Syria for crimes committed there against non-Iraqis," stressing the importance of continuing international efforts in fighting terrorism, Funding, holding terrorists accountable for their crimes, and reaffirming Iraq's keenness to bring justice to the victims of terrorism. ”
During his meeting with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, the Foreign Minister discussed the role of the United Nations in supporting Iraq in the reconstruction phase.
Al-Hakim said, according to a ministry statement, "developments in the situation in Iraq, and government actions taken against the demonstrations, including the launch of government reform packages contribute to meet the demands of the demonstrators." The Foreign Minister called on the United Nations to "provide more support to stabilize and achieve the development that the government is working to achieve, and support security, stability," noting that "Iraq supports the security and stability of the region, and is keen on the need to adopt political solutions to crises."
During his meeting with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu, the foreign minister also discussed bilateral relations and prospects of upgrading them to meet the ambitions of the two neighboring countries. According to a second statement by the Foreign Ministry, the two sides also discussed "regional and international issues of mutual interest and the importance of adopting the principle of peaceful political solutions in the face of crises."
The President of the Supreme Judicial Council, Judge Faik Zidan, met with the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General of the United Nations Karim Khan. A statement by the Supreme Judicial Council that "the two sides discussed the competence of the work of the international investigation team, which is limited to collecting evidence of crimes of ISIS terrorist gangs only and submitted to the Iraqi investigation authorities."
The statement added that "the two parties discussed the efforts of the team in the collection of evidence within a sophisticated electronic program to facilitate the work of the courts and the competent investigation authorities in this regard."
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