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Borrell called U.S. sanctions against members of the ICC is unacceptable

The application of sanctions to members of the International criminal court (ICC), their families or court-related entities is unacceptable, you need to ensure the independence of this international body and protect from attempts to influence its activities, said in a statement, EU high representative for foreign and security policy of Josep Borrell.

The white house on 11 June reported that trump has signed a decree on sanctions against individuals associated with the ICC's investigations of the activities of the military and other servants in the United States, accusing this international structure in biased investigations and corruption, and suspecting the influence of Russia.

"Sanctions against those involved in the work of the ICC, against the staff, family members, related to the ICC of persons unacceptable... Leading the fight against impunity, the ICC must be able to work independently and impartially. The EU remains committed to the protection of (international criminal – ed) court from any outside interference aimed at obstructing justice and undermining the international system of criminal law", - stated in the document.

Borrell also urged Washington to reconsider its decision. "We urge the US to change its position," - said in a statement.

The head of the foreign service also stressed that the EU would call on "all States that have not joined the ICC to do it."