MOFA: Trump decision goes against Human Rights values

  • 23-12-2020, 16:52
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     INA – Baghdad

    Ministry of Foreign Affairs – MOFA responded to United States’ decision to release those convicted of killing 14 Iraqis.

    MOFA followed the decision issued by US President Donald Trump, regarding the issuance of an amnesty for a number of those convicted of killing 14 Iraqis and others wounded in 2007, during an incident that was condemned by international communities, according to a statement by MOFA that Iraqi News Agency (INA).

    MOFA believes that this decision “did not take into account the seriousness of the crime committed as it goes against the American administration's declared commitment to the values ​​of human rights and justice in addition to the rule of law, and regrettably ignores the dignity of the victims and the feelings and rights of their families,”

    The Ministry is to follow up the decision with the diplomatic channels to urge them to reconsider it.