[size=36]French Foreign Minister: The trial of foreign terrorists in Iraq is not possible[/size]
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, French Foreign Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, said on Sunday that foreign terrorists held by the Kurds cannot be tried in Iraq because of the conditions in this country, explaining that their fate is within the political settlement in Syria under the auspices of the United Nations.
"We thought that it was possible to establish a specific judicial system with regard to the Iraqi authorities," he told France Inter radio.
The French foreign minister went to Baghdad on October 17 to discuss with the Iraqi authorities the establishment of a similar system aimed at trying foreign terrorists, including sixty French.
He continued, "Given the conditions in Iraq today, this hypothesis is not possible in the short and medium term," referring to the popular protests in this country that led to the resignation of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi.
He also said, "In the short term, this matter must be addressed within the framework of the comprehensive political settlement that began very slowly in Geneva since the formation of the executive committee charged with amending the Syrian regime with the aim of reaching a road map for peace in this country."
Syrian Kurds detain about 12,000 terrorists, most of them Iraqis and Syrians.
"When the time comes for a political settlement, the issue of their trial will undoubtedly be brought up," Ludrian added.
He added that, pending that, "all these groups are present in places secured in Syria by the Syrian Democratic Forces and American elements, and we will contribute to this in our way to ensure the continuity of this insurance."
In November, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres considered that the issue of foreigners affiliated with ISIS and detained in Syria is a "common international responsibility" and it is not possible to ask "Iraq or Syria to address the problem for everyone."
Ludryan recalled France’s steadfast stance regarding the fate of its citizens who are fighters of the extremist organization and the necessity of trying them where they fought, stressing that a number of European countries support this stance.
"French fighters and French fighters must be tried for their crimes. This is our position and this is the position of other Europeans," he said.
Ludrian also saw that ISIS had not finished, wondering about its possible link to the current political turmoil in Iraq.
He noted that "ISIS is secretly present in Iraq, hence the questions about the unstable situation that prevails in this country today." Ended 29 / h