Iran Calls for World Islamic Court to Try War Criminals

A03320103.jpgTEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Tuesday accused the West of monopolizing power in world bodies, and proposed setting up an international Islamic court to try war criminals and other human rights violators.

Addressing a meeting of judiciary chiefs from Islamic countries, the president reiterated that bodies like the UN Security Council were being manipulated by the West.

“Today it is necessary to create an international Islamic court for pursuing and following international criminals, those who violates the rights of nations, war criminals and governments …” Ahmadinejad said.

“Some international organizations, specially the Security Council, have not been formed based on justice. The way this council is governed is a symbol of injustice with global effects,” the Iranian president said.

“In this council, some members with special rights are the complainant, the prosecutor and the judge all at the same time … They enjoy complete immunity,” he said.

Ahmadinejad has accused the United States and its allies, like Britain, of abusing their power after World War Two in imposing a world order that ignores the rights of others.

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