Legal expert: Attacks on embassies and airports may expose Iraq to international sanctions
Al-Tamimi said in a statement received by Shafak News Agency, "On the domestic scale, hitting airports is considered an international terrorist act, punishable by Anti-Terrorism Law No. 13 of 2005 according to Article 4 of it, and the death penalty for these crimes, and here the security services must hunt down the perpetrators."
He added, "Internationally, this act violates the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949 and the Chicago Convention on Civil Aviation 1944, which considered aircraft to be part of the soil of the state to which they belong. Therefore, the attack on these aircraft is considered an attack on that state that owns the aircraft and exposes the state in which the aircraft is located to international sanctions. as a threat to international peace and security in accordance with Articles 38 and 102 of the Charter of the United Nations.
Al-Tamimi pointed out that "Iraq can request assistance from the United States of America in accordance with the 2008 agreement, Article 27 of it, to detect these criminals."
And he added, "The continuation of these crimes against embassies and airports is a threat to international peace and security that may expose Iraq, according to what we have mentioned, to international sanctions, airports and embassies are the front of the state, which must be inevitable protection."
This morning, Friday, Baghdad International Airport was bombed with at least six missiles, according to an official security source in a statement to Shafaq News Agency.
The Security Media Cell announced the details of the damage caused by the missile shelling that hit Baghdad International Airport, noting at the same time that it had found threads leading to the attackers.
The cell said in a statement today, "The terrorist gangs targeted Baghdad International Airport at dawn today, with six Katyusha rockets, in an attempt to target the country's capabilities."
According to the statement, those missiles "landed on the waiting area for Iraqi Airways planes, which led to damage to two planes that were perched on the runway."
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