Biden Administration to Review Trump’s Sanctions on ICC Officials - US State Dept

© AP Photo / Peter DejongFILE- In this Nov. 7, 2019 file photo, the International Criminal Court, or ICC, is seen in The Hague, Netherlands. President Donald Trump has lobbed a broadside attack against the International Criminal Court. He's authorizing economic sanctions and travel restrictions against court workers directly involved in investigating American troops and intelligence officials for possible war crimes in Afghanistan without U.S. consent. The executive order Trump signed on Thursday marks his administration’s latest attack against international organizations, treaties and agreements that do not hew to its policies. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
FILE- In this Nov. 7, 2019 file photo, the International Criminal Court, or ICC, is seen in The Hague, Netherlands. President Donald Trump has lobbed a broadside attack against the International Criminal Court. He's authorizing economic sanctions and travel restrictions against court workers directly involved in investigating American troops and intelligence officials for possible war crimes in Afghanistan without U.S. consent. The executive order Trump signed on Thursday marks his administration’s latest attack against international organizations, treaties and agreements that do not hew to its policies. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File) - Sputnik International
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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Biden administration will review sanctions imposed by the previous Trump administration on International Criminal Court (ICC) officials, a US State Department spokesperson said in a statement to Sputnik.

"Much as we disagree with the ICC’s actions relating to the Afghanistan and Israeli/Palestinian situations, the sanctions will be thoroughly reviewed as we determine our next steps," the spokesperson said on Tuesday.

Last March, the ICC authorized the commencement of an investigation into alleged war crimes committed by parties to the conflict in Afghanistan, including an investigation of US military personnel.

In December 2019, ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, a key prosecutor in the Afghanistan investigation, said that there was enough evidence to open a probe into Israeli war crimes in Palestine.

In response, on June 11, 2020, then-President Donald Trump issued an executive order authorizing sanctions against ICC officials.

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