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Trump authorises sanctions against ICC over US war crimes probe

Reuters

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Modified 12 Jun 2020, 2:17 am
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President Donald Trump on Thursday authorised US economic and travel sanctions against International Criminal Court (ICC) employees involved in an investigation into whether American forces committed war crimes in Afghanistan.

In announcing the president’s executive order, Trump administration officials said the Hague-based tribunal threatens to infringe on US national sovereignty and accused Russia of manipulating it to serve Moscow’s ends.

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