The United States will not give visas to the International Criminal Court, who wish to investigate alleged war crimes in Afghanistan.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke about the administration’s decision Friday.
According to Pompeo, in November of 2017, the ICC prosecutor requested approval to initiate an investigation into “the situation in Afghanistan.”
Pompeo says that could illegitimately target American personnel for prosecutions and sentencing.
And now, Pompeo has set forth a policy blocking visas to anyone involved in ICC investigations into U.S. and allied personnel.
The secretary of state says he’s “determined to protect the American and allied military and civilian personnel from living in fear of unjust prosecution for actions taken to defend our great nation.”
Source: NewsNet | U.S. Will Not Issue Visas to International Criminal Court