Source: The Guardian
By Julian Borger in Washington
- Mike Pompeo says ICC ‘continues to target Americans’
- Fatou Bensouda and Phakiso Mochochoko have assets blocked
Fatou Bensouda is the chief prosecutor at the international criminal court. Photograph: Eva Plevier/Reuters
The US has imposed sanctions on the chief prosecutor of the international criminal court, Fatou Bensouda, in the latest of a series of unilateral and radical foreign policy moves.
Announcing the sanctions, the secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, did not give any specific reasons for the move other than to say the ICC “continues to target Americans” and that Bensouda was “materially assisting” that alleged effort.