US Outraged At ‘Reckless’ ICC Ruling on Afghan War Crimes

Posted on March 5, 2020 9:09 am

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The United States severely criticized the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday for authorizing an investigation into war crimes allegedly committed by American armed forces and other parties to the conflict in Afghanistan. 

“This is a truly breathtaking action by an unaccountable political institution, masquerading as a legal body,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters in Washington just hours after the ICC announced its ruling. 

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference at the State Department in Washington, March, 5, 2020.

“The ICC today stumbled into a sorry affirmation of every