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Blinken revokes sanctions on ICC officials imposed by Trump
Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Friday announced the U.S. is revoking sanctions imposed by the former Trump administration on prosecutors and officials associated with the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague.

"These decisions reflect our assessment that the measures adopted were inappropriate and ineffective," Blinken said in a statement.

The sanctions were removed from ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda and Phakiso Mochochoko, the head of the Jurisdiction, Complementarity and Cooperation Division of the Office of the Prosecutor.

The State Department further terminated separate visa restrictions imposed in 2019 on certain ICC personnel.

The Trump administration protested against ICC investigations into alleged war crimes by U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan and investigations of alleged war crimes by Israel against Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza.

by Bernard (bernard) on Sun Apr 4th, 2021 at 04:20:23 PM EST
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