Prime Minister Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani called today, Sunday, on the International Criminal Court to help Iraq identify supporters of terrorism.
The Prime Minister’s Media Office stated in a statement received by the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that “Prime Minister Muhammad Shia al-Sudani received this Sunday evening, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Karim Ahmed Khan, and his accompanying delegation, and During the meeting, cooperation mechanisms between the Iraqi government and the International Criminal Court were discussed to hold accountable members of ISIS terrorist gangs who committed crimes in Iraq, in a way that helps bring justice to the thousands of victims who died due to terrorism.”
Al-Sudani stressed, according to the statement, “the necessity of supporting Iraq in prosecuting and holding accountable the terrorist elements that caused the loss of Iraqi lives and committed brutal massacres against civilians,” noting that “Iraq fought terrorism on behalf of the world, was able to defeat it, and made many sacrifices for that.”
He called on "the International Criminal Court to assist and support Iraq in identifying those supporting terrorism in Iraq, whether they are states or institutions, in order to prosecute them in the Iraqi courts."
For his part, Khan stressed, "The International Criminal Court is keen to prosecute and hold accountable those belonging to terrorist organizations in Iraq, and provide justice to the victims, noting that the Iraqis defeated the terrorist ISIS through their unity and cohesion, and their insistence to cleanse their land."