Washington: Rejecting the charges levelled by the sons’ of Osama bin Laden, the US today said that the decision of President Barack Obama, to carry out attack against the al Qaeda chief, which ultimately resulted in his death was “entirely justified” and “legal”.
Omar bin Laden, the son of Osama bin laden, in a press statement had said the Obama Administration not only violated international law, but also the covert US operation that killed his father is contrary to the America right to free and fair trial.
Refuting the allegations, the White House press secretary Jay Carney said, Obama has “addressed the legal foundation for the actions” that he ordered,” and that the attack on bin laden was “entirely justified.
“I have addressed the legal foundation for the actions the president ordered. We feel very strongly that the successful mission against the mass murder of Americans and people around the world was entirely justified,” Carney said in response to a question.
Sons of Osama bin Laden had denounced the “arbitrary killing” of their father and demanded a UN investigation on the circumstances that led to his death, as they asked why the al-Qaeda chief was “not arrested” and tried in a court to reveal the truth.
Calling for an UN investigations on the circumstances of their father’s death, they accused the US of violating its basic legal principles by killing an unarmed man, shooting his family members and disposing of his body in the sea, the ‘New York Times’ had reported. Agencies