President Barham Salih highlighted the need to accelerate the collection and preservation of evidence condemning the terrorist gangs of ISIS for what they have committed of crimes against Iraqis that amounts to genocide, and bringing those involved to specialized international courts.
His Excellency received Mr. Karim Khan the UN Special Adviser, Head Team Investigating ISIS Actions in Iraq, at the Presidential Office in Baghdad, Monday, February 11, 2019.
During the meeting, the President stressed on the great role of the international organization, as well as the importance of its communication with the respective Iraqi authorities and civil society organizations to document what the Iraqi people have been subjected to crimes of murder, oppression and enslavement at the hands of the terrorist gangs, and provide help to the survivors.
President Salih indicated that Iraqis of all sects have suffered from the oppression and violence of the terrorist organizations, which requires a joint effort and keen cooperation to ensure reliable and comprehensive investigations that meet international standards in order to identify ISIS’ elements who are the most responsible for the crimes and to guarantee they are subject to fair trial based on evidence.
For his part, the UN Special Adviser gave a detailed explanation to President Salih on the UN Organization’s efforts to investigate and document the crimes committed by the terrorist organization against the various ethnicities and sects of the Iraqi citizens and the UN’s communication with the survivors and the civil society organizations for this purpose.
Mr. Karim Khan asserted that there are many necessary measures are being taken to address what had happened, noting that the participation of various United Nations organizations and the international community will continue to be the most vital in this regard.
Planning Minister Nouri Sabah al-Dulaimi discussed with Baghdad Secretary of State, Ms. dhikraa eulush possible ways to resume work on stalled projects.
Dr.Salih called for the need to overcome political differences between the national parties and to adopt dialogue and understanding to achieve stability in the country.
President of the House of Representatives Mohamed Halbousi received the Commander of Central Command General Joseph Votel and his delegation on the occasion of the end of his duties.
Dr. Barham Salih received at the Peace Palace in Baghdad the President of the US Central Command General Joseph Leonard Votel and his accompanying delegation.
The chief of staff of the army, General Othman al-Ghanmi, received the commander of the coalition forces in the Middle East and the accompanying delegation.