Date: September 13, 2018
“Hell hath no fury like a Bolton scorned.
White House national security adviser John Bolton on Monday will reportedly label the International Criminal Court (ICC) “illegitimate” in an effort to push back on its plan to investigate alleged war crimes committed by Americans in Afghanistan.
Bolton is poised to make the announcement during remarks to the conservative group the Federalist Society, according to a draft of his speech obtained by Reuters.
“The United States will use any means necessary to protect our citizens and those of our allies from unjust prosecution by this illegitimate court,” Bolton is expected to say, according to the speech draft.
Bolton will threaten to sanction ICC judges if the proposal goes forward, the news service added.