NAM Blasts “War Crimes” by ISIL Terrorists
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) expressed deep concern over the atrocities committed by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist group, warning that the crimes jeopardize peace and stability in the region.
“NAM believes that the trans-border nature of the ISIL and other groups affiliated to it, and their crimes pose a threat to regional peace and stability and that the persistence of such crimes will endanger regional and international peace and security,” Iran’s ambassador to the Geneva-based United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), Mohsen Naziri Asl, announced.
The envoy was speaking on behalf of the NAM, whose rotating presidency is held by Iran.
Naziri Asl made the comments in a special meeting of the UNHCR on Iraq.
He also conveyed NAM’s concerns to the global body over the organized and broad violation of human rights by the notorious terrorist, particularly in Iraq.
The ambassador further noted that the ISIL militants are committing war crimes and crimes against humanity by the slaughter of people, ethnic cleansing and destroying the religious sites in the areas they have seized.
The ISIL is a militant group in Iraq and Syria believed to be supported by the West and some regional Arab countries. The terrorist group claims as an independent state the territory of Iraq and Syria, with implied future claims intended over more of the Levant, including Lebanon, occupied Palestine, Jordan, Cyprus, and Southern Turkey.