Prosecutor general: Case on Saddam’s crimes against Iran open
Prosecutor General Ghorban-Ali Dorri Najafabadi on Thursday said that dossier concerning Saddam Hossein’s atrocities against Iranians is still open and should be investigated.
He told IRNA that the file includes two aspects: one involves all individuals who committed or advocated crimes such as Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) and another includes the losses that Iranians suffered during the eight-year imposed war.
"The UN has put the amount of losses inflicted on Iran at more than dlrs 100 billion, while Iran has estimated them at dlrs 1,000 billion," he added.
The provisions of the Resolution 598 should be implemented by the Iraqi government, he noted.
Pointing out that the goal behind lodging Iran’s complaint before Saddam’s trial was to following up the Iranian nation’s rights, he said Tehran did not have any hope to witness the hearing of Saddam’s crimes against Iranians from the beginning of the court.
Elsewhere in his remarks, he referred to the efforts made by the judiciary and government to create 800,000-1,000,000 new jobs annually nationwide.
Attending Semnan province’ administrative council session, he underlined that people’s massive presence in the Bahman 22 rallies (marking the victory of the Islamic Revolution of Iran on February 11) will show the power of the Islamic system, and make its enemies disappointed.
Touching on the critical condition of the region, he expressed hope that stronger presence of people in the event will send a clear message to the West, particularly the US to recognize Iran’s legitimate right to access peaceful nuclear technology.
He also recommended all countries involved in Iran’s nuclear case to resume negotiations and avoid setting any precondition in this respect.
Referring to the US warmongering policy in the region, he called on the American people to prevent their leaders from continuing their bullying policies worldwide
Feb 1, IRNA