UN / ICC US REAX

11-Jun-2020 00:01:09
The spokesperson for the Secretary-General, Stéphane Dujarric, expressed concern at reports that United States President Donald Trump will issue an executive order “authorizing sanctions against certain individuals at the International Criminal Court.” UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / ICC US REAX
TRT: 01:09
SOURCE: UNIFEED
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LANGUAGES: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 11 JUNE 2020, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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2. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“We’ve taken note with concern these reports of the executive order authorizing sanctions against certain individuals at the International Criminal Court. I’ll add that we are also aware that there’ve been previous statements by the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that any restrictions taken against individuals would be implemented consistently with the host country’s obligations under the UN Headquarters Agreement. We’ll obviously continue to follow very closely any developments on this issue.”

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3. Close up, UN flag

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4. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The cooperation between the UN and the ICC is founded, it’s based, on the ‘relationship agreement’ which was approved by the General Assembly in 2004. And so, obviously, we’ll be looking at any possible implications that this development may have in respect to the implementation of the agreement.”

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The spokesperson for the Secretary-General, Stéphane Dujarric, today (11 Jun) expressed concern at reports that United States President Donald Trump will issue an executive order “authorizing sanctions against certain individuals at the International Criminal Court.”

Dujarric noted that “there’ve been previous statements by the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that any restrictions taken against individuals would be implemented consistently with the host country’s obligations under the UN Headquarters Agreement.”

The spokesperson said the UN will be looking “at any possible implications that this development may have in respect to the implementation” of the ‘relationship agreement’ between the United Nations and the ICC, approved by the General Assembly in its resolution 58/318 of 13 September 2004, and entered into force on 4 October 2004.
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