The action comes after the ICC approved investigations of alleged war crimes by U.S. service members and intelligence officers in Afghanistan.
International Criminal Court
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Trumps order would block the financial assets of court employees and bar them and their immediate relatives from entering the United States.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has condemned the economic sanctions imposed by the US today September 3, on the Court’s Prosecutor and a member of her Office.
The organization is in crisis after Trump authorized sanctions against its leadership
US places sanctions on International Criminal Court prosecutor
They are being questioned by the International Criminal Court
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo denounced the tribunal as a “kangaroo court” that has been unsuccessful and inefficient in its mandate to prosecute war crimes.
The efforts come amid Trump administration anger over the ICC’s efforts to look into alleged war crimes by U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
President Trump’s executive order targets court workers involved in investigating U.S., Israeli and other allied troops and intelligence officials.
The ICC recently announced it was looking into war crimes allegations against the U.S. in Afghanistan. Now, the Trump administration is pushing back with an executive order targeting ICC staff.
The decision comes after ICC appeals judges authorized an investigation into allegations of war crimes by U.S. military and intelligence personnel.
US sanctions target International Criminal Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda and a top aide over Afghanistan probe.
The US has imposed sanctions on senior officials in the International Criminal Court, including chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda.