TEHRAN (FNA)- Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces General Hassan Firouzabadi called on international legal bodies to prosecute Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the ringleader of the terrorist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), as a war criminal.
“The international legal bodies are duty-bound to prosecute al-Baghdadi similar to criminal Serbian commanders in Bosnia and Herzegovina (war),” Firouzabadi said in Tehran on Saturday.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi should be prosecuted as a war criminal for killing innocent, defenseless women, children and clerics,” he added.
Firouzabadi warned that the terrorist acts of the ISIL are far more dangerous than al-Qaeda crimes, and said if the world doesn’t take serious action against this group immediately, it should then wait for a human catastrophe.
ISIL is a Takfiri extremist group which has its roots in the insurgency against the US-led invasion on Iraq in 2006, and was later developed to a bigger group in Syria in 2012.
The group is known to be responsible for mass murders and extremist acts of violence across Syria and Iraq.
ISIL leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, who was a detainee at US Bucca prison in 2005, has announced himself as the caliph of the Muslim world.
On Friday, Firouzabadi lashed out at Saudi Arabia for supporting Takfiri terrorist groups in Iraq, and said Riyadh’s support for the ISIL would backfire soon.
“If the ISIL win, they will definitely continue their offensive against Saudi Arabia,” he said.
The Iranian General described ISIL as a brainchild of the US and UK governments, established to get “revolutionary Muslim youths” killed in Syria and Iraq.
Firouzabadi stated that Saudi Arabia has asked the United States to let ISIL militants destroy Iraq.
“This (ISIL) is also a serious threat, even bigger than Israel,” he said.
Feb 13, 2018 Comments Off on Iran unveils nuclear ready ballistic missile during military parade that can hit Israel
Feb 06, 2018 Comments Off on Iran ‘Mass Producing’ Drones Strapped with Smart Bombs
Jan 31, 2018 Comments Off on Iranian Reformist Tells Khamenei To Bring Reforms, Stop Blaming Foreign ‘Enemies’
Jan 30, 2018 Comments Off on Hundreds of EU parliamentarians condemn human rights abuses in Iran and Call for Blacklisting IRGC
Apr 05, 2018 Comments Off on Iran’s Nobel Laureate Is Done With Reform. She Wants Regime Change.Iran’s Nobel Laureate Is Done With Reform. She Wants Regime Change. Shirin Ebadi, Iran’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning human rights lawyer, has had enough. For years she represented her country’s...
Mar 21, 2018 Comments Off on US prepares to leave Iran deal, even as talks with Europe continueUS prepares to leave Iran deal, even as talks with Europe continue US officials are taking a two-track approach to the Iran nuclear deal, negotiating with allies to make changes demanded by President Donald Trump even...
Jul 14, 2016 Comments Off on Corps’ one hundred thousand of triggered missiles in Lebanon:An official Israel-threatening by CorpsIran Briefing: Since August 7, 1979, when Ayatollah Khomeini declared the last Friday of Ramadhan as “Quds Day”, the Islamic Republic has always tried to hold an imposing ceremony by using state resources as well as requiring people’s involvement. This year’s Quds march had fundamental...