3600 US military in Iraq have access to legal immunity
3600 US military in Iraq have access to legal immunity Sunni parliamentary defends decision Abadi
08-12-2014 11:13 AM
A high-ranking military official in the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, revealed ‘the Iraqi government to grant full immunity does not entail any legal consequences, for about a military 3600 US, working in the country as trainers and advisers and soldiers of air and ground base, as well as the granting of 138 military from the British, French and German nationalities , are in Baghdad and Erbil, the same immunity ‘.
This comes at a time when the Iraqi government is keen to minimize the importance of the US presence in the country, highlighting the role of Iraqi forces first Kmahrr cities and Graspers charge of things.
The official said that ‘the Government of Haider al-Abadi was granted full immunity, does not entail any legal consequences, for about a military 3600 US, Itnoon between advisers and trainers and soldiers of the air base, and Berri, during their period in Iraq, amounting to two years, according to the Book of the Iraqi Council of Ministers, addressed to the Board Top of the judiciary in the country. ‘
He adds that ‘immunity are also awarded to the British, French and Germans, who are also in Iraq weeks ago, coinciding with the start of the air raids on the headquarters of the organization of the Islamic State, (Daash), currently present in Baghdad and Erbil.’
He explained that ‘the government considered all US military personnel, and other foreigners, diplomats, staff follow their embassies, and gave them this legal cover, without the need to refer to the parliament to approve the law, which may not recognize the opposition hard-liners in the National Alliance and other powers this step, because of the bad history US forces in the country, which represents the operations of murder, rape and assault on Iraqi civilians, were unable to then Iraqi judiciary to do anything in this regard. ‘
In context, the MP in the Iraqi parliament for Nineveh province, Abdul Rahman Alloizi, in an interview for the site’s new Arab ‘that’ Iraq is not in a position to dictate terms and to negotiate with the major powers on the status of forces in Iraq, whether air or land. ‘
He Alloizi a Sunni deputy that ‘the current situation as a whole is not in favor of Iraq, which needs all necessary measures to re-establish security and stability efforts. Thus, the granting of immunity to Americans or others working in the country, is not required to attack the government. ‘
He stressed that ‘Iraq is currently in need of US assistance, more than ever, and the role of those troops will be supportive, and differs from the previous role before withdrawing from the country’s Winter 2010′.