US President Joe Biden has annulled the presidential decree of the 44th US President Donald Trump on the introduction of unilateral sanctions and visa restrictions against the International Criminal Court (ICC), reports US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken.
In 2018, the United States imposed unilateral sanctions and visa restrictions against the ICC, in connection with the court's attempts to hold the United States accountable for war crimes in Afghanistan since 2002. The United States, like Russia, does not recognize the jurisdiction of the ICC, established in 1998.
According to the decree of Trump, the persons involved in the ICC trials against American employees will be blocked from assets located in the jurisdiction of the United States. Also, family members of the accused will be denied access to the United States.
Earlier, Joe Biden announced the resumption of US participation in the negotiations on the Iran nuclear deal, from which the US was withdrawn by his predecessor Donald Trump.