US lifts Trump sanctions on Hague prosecutor, seeking cooperation

Washington (AFP) – US President Joe Biden on Friday revoked  sanctions imposed by Donald Trump on the top prosecutor of the International Criminal Court as the new administration seeks a more cooperative approach, resolving an intense disagreement with European allies. Former secretary of state Mike Pompeo last year denounced the “kangaroo court” in The Hague and imposed both financial sanctions and a US visa ban on its Gambian-born chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda. Pompeo acted after she launched an investigation into alleged war crimes by US military personnel in Afghanistan. The court in Th…

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