ICC Says Will Not Investigate US Troops in Afghanistan

Posted on April 12, 2019 11:07 am

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The International Criminal Court has announced it will not pursue an investigation into alleged war crimes by U.S. troops and allies in Afghanistan. On Friday, a panel of ICC judges rejected a request by the court’s prosecutor to investigate war crimes alleged to have been in Afghanistan by the U.S. military and intelligence services. U.S. President Donald Trump praised the decision. “This is a major international victory, not only for these patriots, but for the rule of law,” he said in a statement. Trump noted the United States has “consistently declined” to join the court because of the court’s “broad,