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U.S. is ready to impose sanctions against International Criminal Court, - Bolton

It is connected with the intention of the court to investigate possible military crimes of the Americans in Afghanistan
11:02, 11 September 2018

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National Security Adviser of President Trump John Bolton called the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Hague dangerous and irresponsible as The New York Times reported.

"Theoretically ICC prosecutes the perpetrators of the most fragrant atrocities for their crimes, makes fair solution toward the victims and constrain the future abuses. In fact, however, the court is ineffective and irresponsible," Bolton claimed.

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He said that Washington rejects any decision of the court on the criminal prosecution of the American soldiers and officers of the intelligence service for the possible crimes against detainees in Afghanistan.

According to Bolton, the investigation of the military crimes in Afghanistan is "absolutely ungrounded and illegal".

"We will ban its judges and prosecutors from entering the United States. We will sanction their funds in the U.S. financial system, and we will prosecute them in the U.S. criminal system," he claimed.

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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.

Earlier Russian military stated that two U.S. F-15 fighter jets attacked Syria’s Deir al-Zor province with phosphorus bombs. The U.S. denied it.

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