France Calls On Trump To Withdraw U.S. Sanctions On ICC Officials


The French Foreign Ministry has called on the Trump administration to immediately drop the sanctions.

Following Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s announcement of sanctions on prosecutors with the International Criminal Court, French foreign ministers called on the Trump administration to reverse course on Thursday.

"The measures announced on 2 Sept. represent a serious attack on the Court and the States Parties to the Rome Statute, and beyond that, a challenge to multilateralism and the independence of the judiciary."

The ICC is investigating allegations of U.S. war crimes in Afghanistan.

France and Germany, longtime U.S. allies, now see the U.S. as a potential super foe, along with traditional adversaries Russia, and China.


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