October 26, 2020
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
Investigations into allegations that Iraqi security forces abused or committed crimes against civilians are the responsibility of the Iraqi government, not the United States, the US State Department said Monday.
‘If there needs to be an accounting, first and foremost there needs to be an accounting by the Iraqi government
itself, and how it has treated its own citizens,’ State Department spokesman PJ Crowley said. ‘And that, too, is a conversation that we have had and will continue to have with the government of Iraq.’
WikiLeaks, the self-described whistle-blower website, on Friday published nearly 400,000 classified US military
documents. Some of them contained information suggesting US forces were aware of the abuse of Iraqi citizens at the hands of Iraqi security forces or police officers.