Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared Friday the U.S. will limit visas for International Criminal Court (ICC) personnel probing U.S. military personnel in Afghanistan. The U.S. has would not participate with international examiners, guaranteeing they abuse U.S. sovereignty.
Pompeo, making the declaration at a State Department briefing Friday morning, included the U.S. is prepared to take additional steps, including sanctions, if essential. It’s vague what number of are influenced by the choice.
The Trump administration has strongly criticized and questioned the International Criminal Court. One of national security counsel John Bolton’s first talks was about the ICC, denouncing its examination concerning U.S. personnel.
On Friday, Pompeo likewise censured the assaults on mosques in New Zealand that left 49 dead.
“My condolences to the grieving families of the victims in Christchurch, New Zealand. No one should have to fear such violence in their place of worship. The American people mourn this tragedy together with our friends in New Zealand,” Pompeo tweeted ahead of his briefing.
It’s been a busy couple of days for the State Department, which declared Thursday that all negotiators have left Venezuela and the administration keeps on applying pressure to the routine of Nicolas Maduro. Venezuela has encountered widespread power outages as of late, exacting hardship on an effectively battling nation.
Pompeo is dining with President Trump Friday afternoon.