US threatens ICC with ‘consequences’ if it acts on war crimes complaint against Israel filed by ‘fake’ Palestinian state

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Russia Today: Arguing that Palestine doesn’t “qualify as a sovereign state” and that the International Criminal Court lacks jurisdiction over Israel, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has threatened “consequences” for any “illegitimate” probes.

Following his trip to Israel this week, Pompeo issued a brief statement, denouncing the ongoing efforts by the ICC to investigate allegations of war crimes against Palestinians, including the use of live ammunition against protesters, the demolition and shelling of civilian homes and infrastructure, and forcible relocations as part of Israel’s settlement projects in the occupied territories.

“The United States reiterates its longstanding objection to any illegitimate ICC investigations,” wrote Pompeo, blasting the ICC as “a political body, not a judicial institution,” and arguing that is has no “jurisdiction over Israel, which like the United States, is not a party to the Rome Statute that created the Court.”

We do not believe the Palestinians qualify as a sovereign state, and they therefore are not qualified to obtain full membership, or participate as a state in international organizations, entities, or conferences, including the ICC.

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While Palestine has yet to achieve fully recognized statehood, the quasi-governmental Palestinian Authority was accepted into the ICC in 2015. The US signed the Rome Statute in 2000, but it was never formally ratified by the Senate. Israel, too, was an early signer to the statute, but also never finalized its membership in the organization.

If the ICC continues down its current course, we will exact consequences.

Washington repeatedly threatened the ICC with sanctions in the past as the US itself also scrutiny in the investigation of alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by Afghan government forces, the Taliban, American troops and intelligence operatives.

ALSO ON RT.COMUS doesn’t even need to bully the International Criminal Court — it can’t do a thing about the war crimes in Afghanistan anyway

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Nuremberg was epic fail, Drang nach Osten remained unto this day, under different names and strategies such as ICC, NATO, Marshall plan , Three seas initiative and other various virtual organizations aimed at bringing down Eurasian territories.

  2. Oh America, you really are exceptional. Nowhere else on earth could you find a more depraved entity, with such an unbelievable arrogance and pomposiy. Afer bankruping yourself in February and in the midst of total meldown, financially, medically, socially and physically, you still find time to bully and inveigle, at the behest of your lord and master, Israel ! This inane subservience to a satanic power has bankrupted you and robbed you of your children and your future….but what matter, they died for the greater good of Israel. The world looks on, smiles wryly, and breathes a satisfied sigh of relief knowing that, unaided, you did this all buy yourself and assured in the knowledge that he collapse of the rogue, aparhteid fiefdom, Israel, the scourge of the world, will follow in your wake !

  3. We are fuccked my friends. and i love you all Left or Right. Seriously I lean left but I know we need to disagree and strive for the best. And accept know one side is right. Listen. Neither of us have to accept the bs and think the other is wrong when neither 100% is right. We can not except the division we are branded with.

  4. Pompeo and trump…what are they if not extreme zionist puppets !! israhell was born out of violating the law through the corrupted UN members granting a land it was not theirs to grant and UK’s broken commitment to recognize Palestine as State as soon as they were out of Palestine…again zionists played their cards as the professional poker gambler with cards under the sleeve…and they got their way totally against the law…as the outlaws that they are they keep slaughtering Palestine people, arresting children,destroying their homes, their crops,stealing more and more land using th so called western governments to shield their evil atrocities, mainly USA and UK governments…turning UN to a useless organization. israhell needs to be no more if we want world wide peace and these so called governments to be free from the zionist yoke.

    • UN didn’t exist when the land was stolen, then gifted to Rothschild. (see Balfour Declaration) The Holy land, a good size chunk of Palestine.
      Nothing was done with the land until 1948 when the Zionist Khazars, Atheists pretending to be God’s Chosen Ones, and claiming to be Semite, came to the land attacked the Palestinians killing large numbers of men, women, Children. Proceeded to screw the Palestinians out of their homes, lands, etc., after razing the cities to the ground. As was seen in Libya, and Syria. Israel became a country, the Zionist Khazar criminal Banking Cabal, had a place to park it’s twisted inflated, convoluted, spin on Judaism using the Babylonian Talmud. Squatting on stolen land, God’s Chosen Ones had not been given permission to return to. Claiming to be Semetic, and native to the Middle East. Which they’re not. Bully’s with US Government military protection. Already arrogant sociopaths, acted as Royalty, or Demi-Gods, abused everyone, and everything they encountered. But, with limited authority. Power is the criminal Banking Cabal, at The City of London. Didn’t take the pretenders to become the most hated country on earth.
      That’s a start.