RightNow Times: WASHINGTON, United States of America (RightNow Times) – President Donald Trump allowed, Thursday, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sanctions and additional visa restrictions for its employees to enter American territory, in the latest attempt by the Trump administration to stop the court from investigating possible war crimes by elements U.S. military.
RightNow Times: The International Criminal Court has authorized an investigation into allegations of war crimes and crimes against humanity by the US armed forces, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and the Taliban in Afghanistan.
RightNow Times: “As part of President Donald Trump’s unwavering commitment to protect U.S. service members and defend our national sovereignty, the President authorized economic sanctions against ICC officials directly involved in any effort to investigate or prosecute state officials,” White House spokeswoman Kylie McNanny said in a statement. United States without the approval of the United States, “she added,” The president also authorized the expansion of visa restrictions against ICC officials and their family members. “
RightNow Times: For his part, US Defense Secretary William Barr said, at a press conference, that the Department of Justice has “substantial and credible” information on “financial corruption and misconduct at the highest levels in the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court.”
RightNow Times: Bar added that the allegations received by the Ministry of Justice regarding the International Criminal Court may have played a role in the court’s recent decision to investigate war crimes in Afghanistan, including allegations against US forces in the region. “This information questions the integrity of the ICC’s investigations,” he added.
RightNow Times: The United States is not a member of the International Criminal Court, and the Trump administration has repeatedly issued warnings to the Hague-based court to deter the investigation of US forces committing war crimes in Afghanistan. Last March, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned that the United States would reject or revoke entry visas for ICC staff.