[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]Human Rights: Overpassing consulates and embassies affects Iraq's international standing
A member of the Commission of Commissioners of the High Commission on Human Rights Ali Akram al-Bayati, on Tuesday, that any excesses on consulates and embassies in Iraq will affect his position to the international community and "will embarrass him."
Al-Bayati said in a statement that "embassies and consulates are internationally protected according to agreements and treaties," pointing out that "Iraq is obliged to protect them and any infringement on them will affect his position before the international community and will embarrass him."
He added that the Vienna agreement on diplomatic and consular relations ratified by Iraq obliges him to protect all these missions, embassies and consulates, their staff, buildings and all its property. He stressed that it can not be violated in any way because they have diplomatic immunity and the responsibility of the Iraqi government to protect it.
The member of the Board of Commissioners of the High Commission for Human Rights that "the Convention has identified the mechanisms of legal dealing with the representatives of these missions in the event of any information about irregularities or violations in the nature of their work or the dissatisfaction of the state on the nature of their work, By the adopted state and replace them during a certain period or to drop their immunity for prosecution. "
Iran's ambassador to Iraq, Erj Musjedi, earlier Tuesday called on the Iraqi government to reveal the "miners" who burned the Iranian consulate in Basra province.
On Friday, September 7, 2018, angry demonstrators burned the Iranian consulate building in Al-Baradiya district in central Basra after breaking through its security barrier and forming a team that took over the security forces that came to keep the demonstrators away from the headquarters.
In turn, the Iranian Consulate, after burning its headquarters in Basra, threatened to take international legal methods, while confirming that it does not accuse any party of this action.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry summoned the Iraqi ambassador to Tehran over the burning of the Iranian consulate in Basra and was informed by Iran's protest.
On September 8, 2018, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi decided to transfer the security units responsible for the protection of the Iranian institutions and consulate in Basra to the investigation.