WikiLeaks:Washington Responsible for Abuses and Crimes in Irak

image_mini.jpgThe silence of the U.S. government stands in stark contrast to the impact of revelations of human rights violations committed during the aggression against Iraq which appear in 400,000 documents published by Wikileaks.
Documents revealed by Wikileaks talk about US abuses.
Although the White House acted in advance to lessen the impact, it is confronting the adverse reactions of governments and human right organizations which are waiting for a pronouncement on the allegations.

One of the organizations was the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in Saudi Arabia, which urged the United States to investigate the alleged criminal acts of its troops, disclosed by Wikileaks.

Washington is responsible for the abuses and crimes committed by its troops in Iraq, states a GCC press release.

The documents revealed on Friday, which cover the period from 2004 to 2009, acknowledge the abuse of Iraqi civilians by local security forces who were advised by U.S. troops.

The materials explain the U.S. troops did not do anything to prevent the torture and abuse of civilians carried out by Iraqi units.

However, Iraqi Human Rights Minister Wijdan Michael criticized Wikileaks, saying the documents were false.

In this regard, the U.S. media reported statements by British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg stating that what had been published on the website was extremely serious and that people deserve to have explanations.

The only response from the U.S. government has been statements by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and senior officials of Western governments who say they are concerned the leak may endanger the lives of U.S. soldiers and civilians and their allies.