Collapse of negotiations in the US Senate to impose sanctions on the International Criminal Court Collapse of negotiations in the US Senate to impose sanctions on the International Criminal Court

Collapse of negotiations in the US Senate to impose sanctions on the International Criminal Court

Collapse of negotiations in the US Senate to impose sanctions on the International Criminal Court
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American media announced the collapse of negotiations in the US Senate regarding imposing sanctions on the International Criminal Court.

The American website " Axios " said on Tuesday, citing two informed sources, that talks between the Republican and Democratic parties in the Senate regarding imposing possible sanctions on the International Criminal Court have reached a "dead end."

Last Tuesday, the US House of Representatives approved a bill allowing the imposition of sanctions on the International Criminal Court, following its move to issue an arrest warrant against Israeli officials, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in connection with committing genocide in Gaza.

According to Axios, no discussions are planned between the two groups, led by the Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, Democratic Senator Ben Cardin, and Republican Senator Jim Risch.

One of the sources told the site that Cardin continues to speak with Republicans who are not members of the committee about responding to the ICC’s move. Axios explained that the absence of a solution between the two parties in the Senate may eliminate any chances of passing the bill before Congress.

The American website indicated that the draft law caused division among Democrats, as some of them expressed their support for imposing sanctions on the court, but others expressed concern about permanent damage to the United States’ relationship with the court, and lawmakers discussed other options to respond to the court, including cutting off American support for some. Its programs.


In turn, the White House publicly announced that it does not support imposing sanctions on the International Criminal Court, and National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said: “We do not believe that imposing sanctions on the International Criminal Court is the right approach here.”

The bill must receive the approval of the Senate and the signature of US President Joe Biden in order to become law.

This legislation would “impose sanctions on participants in international criminal trials of Americans or citizens of US allies who are not members of the court, including Israel,” and it would also “deny entry of court officials to the United States and revoke any visas for them.”

This step reflects continued American support for Israel despite international condemnation of its devastating war on the Gaza Strip, which since October 7 has left more than 121,000 Palestinians dead and wounded, most of them children and women, and more than 10,000 missing amid massive destruction and famine. The lives of children and the elderly.

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  1. It is reflecting divisions over the issue.

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