A report of the UN rapporteur for extrajudicial executions, Agnes Callamard, indicates that Venezuelan military deserters have procured armed and unarmed drone systems with the aim of committing deliberate attacks outside international legal standards.
The document was released by the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry on its Twitter account. It was reported that Callamard also noted in the text that “the international community must now face the very real prospect that States may choose to strategically “eliminate” high-ranking military officers outside of known wars.”
El informe de la relatora de la ONU para Ejecuciones Extrajudiciales, Agnes Callamard, indica que militares desertores venezolanos han obtenido sistemas de drones armados y desarmados con el objetivo de cometer ataques deliberados al margen de estándares legales internacionales. pic.twitter.com/9ZWHRxPrAq
— Organización Sures (@SuresDDHH) July 8, 2020
The United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions also stated in the report that the death of the Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, in a US bombing in January in Iraq, was unlawful and an arbitrary execution. She argued that Washington has provided no evidence to justify this action.
In the text sent this Wednesday by the United Nations to the media, Callamard concludes that “in the absence of an imminent threat that endangered lives, the manner in which the United States acted was illegal” and violated article 2 of the Charter of United Nations.
New criticism from the UN characterizing the strike on Soleimani as 'unlawful' is baseless. This is why exactly why we withdrew from @UNHumanRights. We don't answer to a higher power in the UN nor do we need advice on how to implement the US Constitution https://t.co/yHHQmLA3qO
— John Bolton (@AmbJohnBolton) July 7, 2020
Former National security advisor responded to the document using his twitter account on Wednesday, supporting the troubling recent US path of withdrawing from multilateral organizations that do not bend to US regime and also arguing that the US killing of the Iranian senior official as an implementation of US constitution.
Many responded immediately on social media to Bolton’s comments expressing their frustration at not finding anything in the US constitution about state terrorism or expressing thanks that Trump did not take Bolton’s constant recommendation of directly confronting the Persian giant.
Featured image: UN special rapporteur for extrajudicial killings Agnes Callamard. File photo.
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