Amman Responds to the International Criminal Court’s Order Concerning the Visit of the Sudanese President
SMA News – Amman – Agencies Jordanian ministry of foreign affairs indicated that Jordan is discussing seriously the court order issued by the International Criminal Court concerning the visit of Omar Hasan Al-Basheer, President of Sudan, last March to Amman. Mohamed Al-Kabed, spokesman of the Jordanian ministry of affairs said: “The Jordanian government is seriously discussing the order issued by the preliminary chamber of the court concerning Al-Basheer’s visit to Amman during the last Arab Summit”. The International Criminal Court indicated that the court will Refer Jordan to the UN Security Council because of lack of cooperation in enforcing an arrest order against the Sudanese president. The Jordanian government asserted that: “This court order, based on Jordan’s lack of fulfilling its obligations according to Rome Basic Convention and referring Jordan to the UN Security Council and the General Assembly of the International Criminal Court is unfair as the decision didn’t consider the diplomatic immunity granted to the Sudanese president according to the international law in addition to other gaps in the decision”. The spokesman added: “The chamber’s order is clear discrimination against Jordan and the Jordanian government is discussing all political and legal options to deal with the order”. It is noteworthy that between 2009 and 2010, the International Criminal Court issued an arrest Sabina against Al-Basheer because of his assumed role in war crimes including genocide in Darfur – Sudan.