ISESCO strongly rejected ICC indictment of Bashir - UN officials will continue to deal with Bashir when needed
ISESCO says ICC indictment of al-Bashir "flawed," "unfair"
RABAT, March 5 (Xinhua) -- The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) on Thursday said it strongly rejected the decision of the International Criminal Court's (ICC) arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir as "flawed and unfair."- - -
The Rabat-based organization said on its website that the ICC decision will obstruct the international efforts made to reach a settlement to the Darfur crisis and establish lasting peace and security in Sudan.
The decision is a "sure sign of the double standards of the world's superpowers" and "runs counter to international law and the universally accepted principles of international justice," it said.
It will also have a "critical impact" on peace and security in the region, ISESCO added, underlining that Sudan is being targeted because it stands up in defense of its sovereignty and territorial integrity against an illegitimate rebellion, fed by foreign forces.
Special report rom China View 06 March 2009 by Chen Gongzheng, Shao Jie
KHARTOUM, March 5 (Xinhua)
ICC's obsession of justice tempered by tricky arrest
·Bashir slamed ICC's arrest warrant; analysts say the leader's counteraction is justifiable.
·ICC's perceptible bias has drawn backlashes among African countries and Arab nations.
·A UN spokesman said UN officials will continue to deal with Bashir when needed.