As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News offers the following information published by LA Times:The Trump administration said Friday it will revoke or deny U.S. visas for judges, lawyers or other members of a major international tribunal if they investigate or prosecute U.S. soldiers for potential war crimes.
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo said the action was aimed at the International Criminal Court, based in The Hague since 1998, because of a case involving U.S. service members in Afghanistan.
The article goes on to state the following:
The United States never joined the international court because previous administrations also objected to non-U.S. courts prosecuting American soldiers. But the Trump administration has viewed the tribunal with special disdain.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the U.S. will revoke or deny visas to International Criminal Court personnel who attempt to investigate alleged abuses committed by U.S. forces in Afghanistan. https://t.co/HiKtnsT8G7
— The Associated Press (@AP) March 15, 2019
“Pompeo: #US to revoke or deny visas to #ICC staff who attempt to investigate or prosecute alleged abuses by Americans in #Afghanistan, elsewhere; may do same with those who try to take action against #Israel“https://t.co/nfqg0AFuze
— Matt Lee (@APDiploWriter) March 15, 2019
Pompeo declined to say how many or what cases court employees may have been investigating https://t.co/cP5QAnrXQx
— Stars and Stripes (@starsandstripes) March 15, 2019
The Hague-based court, the first global tribunal for war crimes, said it would continue to operate “undeterred” by the U.S. action.https://t.co/FnFOq9DZgJ
— Bruno J. Navarro (@Bruno_J_Navarro) March 15, 2019
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