Arutz Sheva: The Biden administration plans as early as this week to revoke a Trump-era executive order levying sanctions on the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and a top deputy, Foreign Policy reported on Wednesday, citing two sources familiar with the decision.
“Woe to those who decree iniquitous decrees, and the writers who keep writing oppression” Isaiah 10:1 ESV
Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in September of 2020 slapped sanctions on top ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda and another senior ICC official, Phakiso Mochochoko, after earlier visa bans failed to head off the court’s war crimes probe into US military personnel in Afghanistan.
The sanctions froze the US assets of the two officials, and bar any US individuals from doing business with them.
n June of 2020, then-President Donald Trump signed an executive order imposing sanctions on individuals involved in the ICC investigation into alleged US war crimes in Afghanistan.
Trump also cited the ICC’s war crimes investigations against Israel when signing the order. Read More