Member of the Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights Ali al-Bayati welcomed the meeting between Khan and Sistani, saying it was important to receive the cleric’s support. The UN investigation team’s task will not be easy and needs the backing of all Iraqi factions, he said.

The Commission is fully ready to cooperate with the UN team, which has extensive powers to collect and document evidence, Bayati told Asharq Al-Awsat.

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