May 9, 2024, 6:00 PM

Iran blasts ‘shameful’ US pressure campaign on ICC

Iran blasts ‘shameful’ US pressure campaign on ICC

TEHRAN, May 09 (MNA) – Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman described as shameful and heinous the attempts by US lawmakers to provide immunity for the Israeli regime’s officials sought by the International Criminal Court (ICC) over their war crimes.

“The goal of a group of representatives of the US Congress and the US Senate is to threaten and pressure the prosecutors and judges of the International Criminal Court, to provide immunity for war crimes and genocide by the officials and military commanders of the Zionist regime, and this is a shameful and worrying action,” Nasser Kan'ani wrote in a post on X.

“This heinous intervention will create a dangerous procedure that is contrary to the goals and raison d'etre of the International Criminal Court in punishing war criminals, while global silence in the face of such threats hinders the implementation of justice and the continuation of crimes against the Palestinian nation,” he added.

According to media reports, US House Republicans are preparing legislation to sanction ICC officials as a “precaution” against potential arrest warrants of Israeli officials.

Pro-Israel members of Congress in both parties have warned repeatedly that the ICC risks consequences from the US if it moves forward with the warrants.

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Michael McCaul (R-Texas) confirmed the legislation is in the works and said he and other GOP lawmakers have been in contact with ICC prosecutor Karim Khan.


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