In a Monday speech at the Federalist Society, National Security Advisor, John Bolton criticized the International Criminal Court (ICC) and threatened sanctions against the legal body, calling it “illegitimate.”
“I’m here to make a major announcement on U.S. policy towards the International Criminal Court or ICC,” Bolton began. “After years of effort by self-styled global governance advocates, the ICC a supranational tribunal that could supersede national sovereignties and directly prosecute individuals for alleged war crimes was agreed in 1998.”
Bolton went on to proclaim that the U.S. will not cooperate with the ICC, even financially.
"We will provide no assistance to the ICC. And we certainly will not join the ICC,” he said. “We will let the ICC die on its own. After all, for all intents and purposes, the ICC is already dead to us.”