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Obama verhindert die Untersuchung von Kriegsverbrechen in Syrien – um den Iran nicht zu verärgern

„The campaign group Naame Shaam today said that it will stop all its activities after two years of exposing and campaigning against the Iranian regime’s role in Syria. Since its launch in February 2014, the group has helped change the narrative around what the Iranian regime and its militias are doing in Syria, with many Syrian opposition groups and Western decision makers adopting the campaign’s narrative and demands. However, the group says it has not managed to convince Western powers, particularly the Obama administration in the US, to act decisively to end the bloodshed in Syria and stop the disintegration of the Middle East.

In addition to key decision makers, MPs and think-tanks in the US and Europe, Naame Shaam has handed its in-depth reports about Iran’s role in Syria to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, providing evidence of crimes against humanity and war crimes committed in Syria by regime forces, Iranian Revolutionary Guards and the militias they control. The group urged the ICC Prosecutor, based on these reports and other available relevant information, to initiate an investigation into these crimes on her own initiative (proprio motu), according to the Rome Statute. However, the ICC has not been able to start such an investigation, mainly because the US administration is blocking this. High-ranking European sources have told Naame Shaam that US President Barack Obama does not want to upset the Iranian regime and risk the collapse of the July 2015 nuclear deal with Iran.“ (Auflösungserklärung der Menschenrechtsgruppe Naame Shaam: „Naame Shaam to fold the campaign“)

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