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Biden rejects ICC's authority over Netanyahu

U.S. President stands firm on Israel amid ICC arrest warrant request

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President Joe Biden declared on Thursday that the United States does not recognize the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC). This statement came after the ICC’s chief prosecutor requested arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant.

“We’ve made our position clear on the ICC. We don’t recognize their jurisdiction, ICC, the way it’s being exercised. We don’t think there’s an equivalence between what Israel did and what Hamas did,” Biden stated during a joint press conference with Kenyan President William Ruto.

The United States is not a party to the ICC, which is comprised of 124 member countries. The court has faced criticism and rejection from several nations regarding its authority and decisions, with the U.S. maintaining a long-standing policy of non-recognition.

[Information from the Washington Times]

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