Congress Asks Administration to Stop ICC Investigations

Bipartisan group says the international court is politically motivated.

Last week a group of lawmakers from the Senate and House of Representatives sent Secretary of State Mike Pompeo a letter regarding charges of warcrimes against the United States and Israel, calling for the defense of Israel against the International Criminal Court investigations. A paper justifying the court’s jurisdiction to investigate warcrimes, issued last month by an ICC prosecutor, spurred the U.S. Congress to this request. 

Israel and the United States are not members of the court, and both nations have been critical of the ICC due to its ties with designated terror groups. The legislators believe the ICC is motivated by pro-Palestinian factions in pursuing charges against Israel, in the hopes of undermining efforts by the U.S. to bring peace to the region.

The lawmakers wrote, “The ultimate sustainable solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict lies in the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian direct negotiations in pursuit of a two-state solution – not in the pursuit of cases at the ICC. These cases distract from and undermine our efforts to get the parties back to the table.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the State Department to be effective in supporting U.S. allies.
  • For lawmakers to continue to work together for the security against terrorists.
  • That the U.S. would successfully negotiate peaceful solutions with other nations.

Sources: The Hill, Washington Free Beacon


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