U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said that the US government will not allow the Americans threatened body, which is a travesty of justice, and the Pentagon has promised that no U.S. serviceman will not stand before him.
the decree trump noted that the actions of the ICC threaten the sovereignty of the USA and their allies who do not support the Rome Statute and recognize the jurisdiction of the ICC.
“Despite repeated calls by the U.S. and our allies, the international criminal court has not taken any actions to reform and continues to conduct politically motivated investigations against us and our allies, including Israel in addition, we have good reason to believe that at the highest levels of leadership of the International criminal court, there is corruption and misconduct, which casts doubt on the objectivity of investigations against U.S. military personnel”, — is spoken in the statement published on the White house website.
Commenting on the decision of trump, Pompeo said that the US government will not allow the Americans threatened body, which is a travesty of justice. The Secretary of state used the phrase kangaroo court.
In turn, U.S. attorney General William Barr reiterated the availability of credible information about corruption in the ICC, and the Minister of defense mark Esper assured that not one U.S. serviceman will never appear before the ICC.
In a statement on the White house website says that the United States is concerned about the attempts to “countries enemies” to manipulate the ICC, but what country is making such attempts, are not reported.
In September 2018 holding then a post of the assistant to trump national security John Bolton said about the possibility of sanctions against members of the ICC amid ongoing investigations on the crimes of the Americans in Afghanistan and violations of the law that Israel has committed against the Palestinians.
the international criminal court established on the basis of the Rome Statute, adopted in 1998, but officially began its work on 1 July 2002. The court has the status of an independent international organization and is not part of the UN, its location is considered to be the Hague (Netherlands). Currently, the jurisdiction of the ICC recognize the 123 countries that have signed and ratified the Rome Statute.
Russia has signed the Rome Statute on 13 September 2000 but has not ratified it, while participating in the work of the court as an observer. In November 2016, the President of Russia Vladimir Putin signed the order “About the direction of the UN Secretary-General notifications of Russia’s intention not to become party to the Rome Statute of the International criminal court.”