The Gulf Cooperation Council has urged Washington to probe possible "crimes against humanity" in Iraq following the release of documents by WikiLeaks website. "The US is requested to open a serious and transparent investigation into the information contained in these documents on the commission of crimes against humanity" in Iraq, GCC secretary general Abdulrahman al-Attiyah was quoted as saying Monday.
The United States was responsible for any "abuse and crimes committed by its troops in Iraq," Attiyah stated.
Meanwhile, China's state media on Monday said the revelations in the documents has tarnished the credibility of the United States as a protector of human rights. The remarks in the China Daily come after Beijing slammed a report by a commission of US lawmakers and government officials that condemned an "increasingly harsh" crackdown by Beijing on rights activists and lawyers. "The magnitude of the crimes should make every righteous person angry. It again puts a big question mark against the US self-proclaimed image as the world human rights champion," the China Daily said in a commentary.