President Salih asserts the need to bring Daesh to International court

Tuesday 07th July 2020 - 13:35

President Salih asserts the need to bring Daesh to International court

 INA - Baghdad


President Barham Salih stressed the need to bring those involved in Daesh crimes to a specialized international court.

The Media Office of the Presidency of the Iraqi Republic included in a statement, which was received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that President Salih received Karim Khan, the Special Adviser and Head of the United Nations Investigation Team, to discuss the accountability for crimes committed by Daesh terrorist gangs.

The President of the Republic stated that Iraqis of all nationalities and sects have suffered from Daesh terrorist gangs that have committed many crimes and violations that amount to genocide in various cities and governorates.

Salih pointed out the importance of the investigation team continuation with the relevant Iraqi authorities and civil society organizations to collect and preserve the evidence documenting the crimes, persecution and abuses of the Iraqi people at the hands of the Daesh, stressing "the need to make efforts to condemn these crimes and bring those involved to a special international court to hold them accountable.

In turn, Khan gave a detailed explanation to the President on the efforts of the international organization and its mechanisms in investigating and documenting the crimes committed by the terrorist organization against Iraqi citizens of different nationalities and doctrines, and its communication with the survivors, stressing that "the UN Security Council promised justice to the victims,"