3,513. 4/15/2002

“By the following April [2002], the ICC [International Criminal Court] had received more than the required sixty government ratifications [needed to go into effect], and the court was launched over U.S. objections. In response, the Bush administration restated its opposition to the treaty, adding that the treaty would not proceed to the Senate for ratification. [Future U.S. Ambassador John] Bolton sent a one-paragraph note to U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan stating that the United States ‘does not intend to become a party to the treaty.’ [Former President Bill] Clinton’s earlier signature of the treaty had, in effect, been nullified. The United States joined Russia and China, who also chose not to ratify the treaty.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 РStefan Halper and Jonathan Clarke, America Alone, Page 123

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