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ICC responds to U.S. sanctions threats

12 September 2018

"The Trump administration wants to dismantle the global order to ensure that it can stay above the laws and escape accountability".

In remarks on September 10, Bolton called the ICC "unaccountable" and "outright dangerous" to the United States and Israel and other allies.

"The US made the correct decision regarding the PLO mission in Washington", Netanyahu said in a statement published on Twitter.

Palestine joined the ICC in 2012 after receiving an observer state status in the United Nations.

"We will continue to go to the ICC now matter how extreme the bullying and blackmail of the United States becomes", Erekat was quoted as saying in the official WAFA news agency. "After all, for all intents and purposes, the ICC is already dead to us", he said. 123 nations belong to the organization, which has indicted more than three dozen people during its history.

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Bolton said if the ICC carries out the investigation of US military actions in Afghanistan, the United States would ban its judges and prosecutors from entering the country, freeze any funds they have in USA financial institutions and attempt to prosecute them in USA courts.

In a Monday speech at the Federalist Society, National Security Advisor, John Bolton criticized the International Criminal Court (ICC) and threatened sanctions against the legal body, calling it "illegitimate".

Bolton is also expected to threaten United States sanctions against the International Criminal Court if it moves forward with a probe of alleged Israeli war crimes. "It will only throw the United States into opposition against the most important new institution for enforcing human rights in fifty years", Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch, said in May 2002.

The national security adviser's announcement drew applause from the crowd.

Bolton's aggressive speech is the earliest indication that the U.S. will launch a diplomatic assault against the foremost legal body in the world set up to investigate war crimes and crimes against humanity, a move that is likely to raise further concerns of American efforts to undermine global law. "We will sanction their funds in the USA financial system, and we will prosecute them in the USA criminal system", he said.

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The US was prepared to slap financial sanctions and criminal charges on officials of the court if they proceed against any Americans, he added.

The closure of the PLO office - the latest in a series of moves targeting the Palestinians - was centered on the fact that no "direct and meaningful negotiations with Israel" are underway despite previous warnings, the State Department said.

"At President Bush's direction, we next launched a global diplomatic campaign to protect Americans from being delivered into the ICC's hands".

The court added that it believes that USA authorities ultimately ended the torture of detainees, which is why most of the alleged abuses happened in 2003 and 2004 when George W. Bush was commander-in-chief. Long-term indulgence of the PLO's recalcitrance has had the effect of allowing a toxic and reflexive anti-Israel sentiment to build in worldwide institutions, not least among academics and students on USA campuses.

The U.S. Defense Department objected to the possible probe and said it was committed to complying with the laws of war.

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"In secular terms we don't recognise any higher authority than the U.S. constitution", he said.

ICC responds to U.S. sanctions threats