Sullivan Presses to End U.S. Cooperation with International Criminal Court Following Outrageous Arrest Warrants for Israeli Leaders

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), introduced legislation yesterday barring the United States from cooperating with or funding the International Criminal Court (ICC) following the ICC’s widely-condemned decision to issue arrest warrants for Israeli leaders. The legislation also prohibits economic support funds under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961from being made available to the Palestinian Authority.

“The ICC’s false moral equivalency between Israel and Hamas is reprehensible and dangerous,” said Sen. Sullivan. “Israel is facing a threat to its very existence from a barbaric enemy that actually uses civilians as human shields and welcomes civilian casualties as part of its strategy. Republicans and Democrats have rightly condemned the ICC’s outrageous arrest warrants for Israeli leaders, but now we need to back up those words with action. We must end American cooperation with this rogue organization and stand firmly with our strongest ally in the Middle East—the only democracy in the region.”

Click here for the full text of Sen. Sullivan’s legislation.

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