US ac­cuses UN of Suleimani ‘white­wash’

The National - News - - NEWS | WORLD -

Wash­ing­ton on Wed­nes­day blasted a UN find­ing that a US drone strike that killed a top Ira­nian gen­eral was un­law­ful, say­ing the report white­washed Qassem Suleimani’s record. “It takes a spe­cial kind of in­tel­lec­tual dis­hon­esty to is­sue a report con­demn­ing the United States for act­ing in self­de­fence while white­wash­ing Gen Suleimani’s no­to­ri­ous past as one of the world’s dead­li­est ter­ror­ists,” State Depart­ment spokes­woman Mor­gan Orta­gus said. Agnes Cal­la­mard, the UN spe­cial rap­por­teur on ex­tra­ju­di­cial, sum­mary or ar­bi­trary ex­e­cu­tions, said on Tues­day that Suleimani’s killing in Jan­uary near Bagh­dad air­port breached the UN char­ter. The US pro­vided no ev­i­dence that an at­tack was be­ing planned, she wrote.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UAE

© PressReader. All rights reserved.