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International Criminal Court Expresses Regret Over US Sanctions, Vows to Continue Work

Sputnik – June 12, 2020

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has expressed regret over the US decision to target its officials with sanctions and expressed determination to continue its work.

“The International Criminal Court expresses profound regret at the announcement of further threats and coercive actions, including financial measures, against the Court and its officials, made earlier today by the Government of the United States”, the ICC said in a statement on late Thursday.

According to the Court’s statement, the US move is one of a series of unprecedented attacks on the ICC and on the Rome Statute system of international criminal justice, which reflects the commitment and cooperation of the ICC’s 123 States Parties.

“The ICC stands firmly by its staff and officials and remains unwavering in its commitment to discharging, independently and impartially, the mandate bestowed upon it by the Rome Statute and the States that are party to it”, the statement added. “An attack on the ICC also represents an attack against the interests of victims of atrocity crimes, for many of whom the Court represents the last hope for justice. As it continues to meet its mandated responsibilities, the Court relies on the staunch support and cooperation of its States Parties”.

On Thursday, the White House announced that US President Donald Trump had issued an executive order authorizing sanctions against ICC officials who are investigating potential war crimes committed by US soldiers in Afghanistan.

In March, the International Criminal Court (ICC) approved the commencement of an investigation into alleged war crimes committed by parties to the Afghan conflict, including US military personnel.

June 12, 2020 - Posted by | War Crimes | , ,

2 Comments »

  1. Good, appropriate and vital that the ICC is standing up to cowardly, self-protectionist threats from the USA which go a long way to convincing the rest of the World that the No.1 rogue state and its protégé know they are guilty as charged.

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    Comment by jbthring | June 12, 2020 | Reply

    • You beat me to the truth. The fact that Israel and the USA refused to join the ICC, (while the rest of the World thought it was a great idea) would seem to be an admission of guilt by the Israeli and American GOVERNMENTS.
      The Assault on Vietnam was evidence alone to find the USA guilty of War Crimes, but, add to that, Kosovo, Iraq, Libya, Syria, etc etc, and there’s enough evidence to find the USA Government guilty of War Crimes(The American people have no blame, they were just silly enough to have to go and fight, and die for them).
      Israel and the USA treat the United Nations with utter contempt as well.
      President Eisenhower warned the World about the Military Industrial Complex, all those years ago, The arrogance of the Warmongering Buffoons in Washington is there in broad daylight, for all the World to see. President Trump even threatened to even shoot American people, because they protested(using their “Freedom of Speech) about the mess that the USA is in.

      Like

      Comment by brianharryaustralia | June 12, 2020 | Reply


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