The United States imposed restrictions on giving visas on entry for the workers of the International Criminal Court. The U.S. Secretary General Michael Pompeo said this to the journalists, as TASS news agency reports.
“I declare the restrictions on issuing visas to the persons, who are responsible for the investigations of the International Criminal Court concerning the American servicemen. Those restrictions are imposed on those, who have taken the decisions on investigations. Those sanctions could be used for preventing the actions of the International Criminal Court targeted at hunting of the citizens of the neighbor states, including Israel, without the permission of the authorities.
Pompeo reminded that the USA is not the member of the International Criminal Court.
It should be noted that according to the U.S. legislature, the visa issues are confidential ones, so the Secretary-General refuses to provide any further information.
Earlier, National Security Adviser of President Trump John Bolton called the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague dangerous and irresponsible.
According to Bolton, the investigation of the military crimes in Afghanistan is "absolutely ungrounded and illegal".
Bolton also added that the U.S. will do the same against any company or state, which helps the court in the investigation against Americans.