Bolton To Set Out Tough U.S. Stance On International Criminal Court

Bolton To Set Out Tough U.S. Stance On International Criminal Court

He said the plan continued to be refined with an eye toward eventually proposing it.

The Palestinian mission opened in 1994 and under a provision in US law, the mission must close if the Palestinians do not help move the peace process forward, according to ABC.

PLO chief negotiator Saeb Erekat slammed the Trump administration's decision to close the offices; accusing the White House of protecting Israeli "war criminals" and "destroying the two-state solution".

The Clinton administration in 2000 signed the Rome Statute that created the ICC but had serious reservations about the scope of the court's jurisdiction and never submitted it for ratification to the Senate, where there was broad bipartisan opposition to what lawmakers saw as a threat to us sovereignty.

"We reiterate that the rights of the Palestinian people are not for sale, that we will not succumb to USA threats and bullying", Erekat said in a statement.

The Palestinians have asked the ICC to investigate Israel on issues ranging from settlement building in the occupied West Bank to civilian casualties in the 2014 Gaza war, among others. The Palestinians have said they would reject any U.S. peace proposal after the embassy move. The administration has also "redirected" aid meant for the West Bank and Gaza, ended all funding for the United Nations agency on Palestinian refugees and halted funding to east Jerusalem hospitals.

Over the weekend, it announced it was cutting $25m (£19m) in assistance for hospitals in east Jerusalem that provide critical care to Palestinian patients. She said, through its actions, the U.S.

Following the US Jerusalem embassy opening in May, and the shooting by Israeli soldiers of hundreds of Palestinian protesters, the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, recalled his envoy to the US and stopped communication.

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"It will only throw the United States into opposition against the most important new institution for enforcing human rights in fifty years", Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch, said in May 2002.

The first was ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda's request past year for a full investigation into alleged war crimes in Afghanistan, which would include any committed by United States military and intelligence officials.

The ICC declared in a statement that it would continue to investigate war crimes "undeterred" by the the Trump administration's threat of sanctions against its judges.

"We will not cooperate with the ICC", Bolton said at an event Monday hosted by the conservative Federalist Society. "We will not cooperate with the ICC". "We will take note if any countries cooperate with ICC investigations of the USA and its allies, and we will remember that cooperation". Even when the USA announced the so-called "un-signing" of the Rome Statute in May 2002 (which was actually just a simple notice to the U.N. secretary-general that the USA did not intend to ratify the treaty, something President Clinton had already said in December 2000), then-undersecretary of state Marc Grossman emphasized that the "United States respects the decision of those nations who have chosen to join the ICC" and that there was "common ground" with ICC members; he asked "those nations who have chose to join the Rome Treaty to meet us there".

The Trump Administration is blowing the whistle on the Palestine Liberation Organization, and it would be hard to identify a more overdue reality check in USA foreign policy.

Israel welcomed the Trump administration's move and accused the Palestinians of seeing the court as a way of sidestepping US-sponsored bilateral talks. And Bolton added, "We will not allow the ICC, or any other organization, to constrain Israel's right to self-defense", per the Wall Street Journal.

The U.S. State Department said on Monday that the PLO has not taken steps to support the start of direct and meaningful negotiations with Israel.

The ICC was established by the Rome Statute in 2002, but the U.S. did not ratify it as President George W Bush opposed the body. Bush's first term, when Mr. Bolton was an under secretary of state and later ambassador to the United Nations.

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