National Security Advisor John Bolton will assert US opposition to the ICC probe in a speech, a draft of which was seen by the news agency.
The administration has said it's trying a new approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after decades of failed peace talks, chipping away at the Palestinians' key issues as it reshapes USA policy.
"We have permitted the PLO office to conduct operations that support the objective of achieving a lasting, comprehensive peace between Israelis and the Palestinians", State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said in a statement Monday. He also plans to threaten to impose sanctions against the International Criminal Court if it moves ahead with investigations of the US and Israel, the paper said.
"It is a continuation of United States policy of dictates and blackmail against our people in order to force them to surrender", al-Mahmoud added. Palestinian Authority officials have said they plan on doing just that in the coming weeks. Pressure tactics have including the controversial move of the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, in addition to slashing hundreds of millions of dollars in humanitarian assistance to Palestinian organizations.
The fate of the Georgetown offices has been in limbo for over a year, ever since the administration discovered it was congressionally obligated to close the diplomatic facility should Palestinian officials target Israel at the International Criminal Court.
The administration has also "redirected" aid meant for the West Bank and Gaza, ended all funding for the United Nations agency on Palestinian refugees and halted funding to east Jerusalem hospitals. "They encourage Israel to simply ignore the need for peace on the basis of global law and respect for human rights".
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It's not absurd to worry that the ICC violates USA sovereignty. "This action should not be exploited by those who seek to act as spoilers to distract from the imperative of reaching a peace agreement".
An additional condition of the mission, NBC News reports, requires the PLO to refrain from calling on the ICC to prosecute Israel.
"The United States will always stand with our friend and ally, Israel", Bolton adds. "We will do the same for any company or state that assists an ICC investigation of Americans". "Such policies are a matter of concern worldwide as they attest [to the fact] that the USA has joined Israel in blatantly violating the will of the global community and creating conditions for disorder and instability throughout the Middle East region and beyond". We will let the ICC die on its own. "After all, for all intents and purposes, the ICC is already dead to us".
National Security Adviser John Bolton on Monday will label the International Criminal Court as "illegitimate", saying the White House will "fight back" if it probes alleged war crimes by Americans in Afghanistan, according to a report.
The ICC, he added, is "superfluous".
"W$3 e will remember that cooperation when setting USA foreign assistance, military assistance and intelligence-sharing levels", Bolton said. When the court was established in 2002, then-President George W. Bush refused to ratify the Rome treaty underpinning the tribunal, which aims to hold accountable perpetrators of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.