Bolton: International Criminal Court is ‘dead’ to U.S.; will withdraw all support to it

Bolton: International Criminal Court is ‘dead’ to U.S.; will withdraw all support to it
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[Ed. – This is fine.  The ICC has functioned as an affront to national sovereignty for too long.  Its “effectiveness” is mainly through the excuse it provides to some states to treat the citizens of other states as criminals — without taking responsibility to render those judgments accountably at a national level.]

The United States will withdraw all support from the International Criminal Court, National Security Adviser John Bolton announced Monday, condemning the body as an “assault” on the U.S. Constitution and American sovereignty.

In his first public address since joining the Trump administration in April, Bolton called the court “antithetical to our nation’s ideals” and pledged to “use any means necessary” to protect the United States and its allies from “unjust prosecution by this illegitimate court.”

“We will not cooperate with the ICC,” Bolton said at an event Monday hosted by the conservative Federalist Society. “We will provide no assistance to the ICC. We will not join the ICC. We will let the ICC die on its own. After all, for all intents and purposes, the ICC is already dead to us.”

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