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Trump Administration Labels International Criminal Court ‘Illegitimate’, Threatens Judges: Report

The Trump administration White House has reportedly moved to label the International Criminal Court (ICC) “illegitimate” in an effort to push back on its plan to investigate alleged war crimes committed by Americans in Afghanistan.

National security adviser John Bolton will make the announcement during remarks to the conservative group the Federalist Society on Monday, Reuters reports.

“The United States will use any means necessary to protect our citizens and those of our allies from unjust prosecution by this illegitimate court,” Bolton is expected to say, according to a draft of his speech obtained by Reuters.

The intergovernmental organization is tasked with prosecuting perpetrators of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.

The administration has also threatened to sanction ICC judges if they continue to try open cases, the news service added.

“We will not cooperate with the ICC,” Bolton will say. “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.”

You can read the entire report here.

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