U.S. Withdraws from Another International Agreement

U.S. Withdraws from Another International Agreement

The U.S. has pushed back on the U.N. claiming that the international Justice Court has become politicized. Is it important for the U.S. to stay in the U.N.?

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The Trump administration pulled out of two international agreements after Iran and the Palestinians objected to U.S. policies and brought them to the International Court of Justice.

The International Court of Justice, or ICJ is the United Nations’ venue for “resolving disputes between nations.”

The ICJ recently gave Tehran a victory, ordering the U.S. to ensure that sanctions against Iran do not affect humanitarian aid or civil aviation safety.

U.S. national security advisor John Bolton claimed the ICJ is “politicized and ineffective” as he announced the U.S. would review all international agreements that could result in binding decisions made by the ICJ.

“We will commence a review of all international agreements that may still expose the United States to purported binding jurisdiction, dispute resolution to the International Court of Justice,” Bolton said. “The United States will not sit idly by as baseless politicized claims are brought upon us.”

Since being elected, President Trump has withdrawn the U.S. from a nuclear agreement with six powers and Iran, pulled out of a global climate accord, left the U.N. cultural agency, and threatened NATO military allies that the United States would pull out if members did not spend more on defense, according to Reuters.

Bolton claimed that because of Iran’s “abuse of the ICJ,” the United States would pull out of the “optional protocol” under the 1961 Vienna Convention of Diplomatic Relations.

The Vienna Convention is an “international treaty setting out diplomatic relations between states.”

The decision to withdraw follows a complaint by the Palestinians challenging Washington’s choice to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Is it important for the U.S. to stay in the U.N. world court? Read more about this story on Reuters here.


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The U.S. has pushed back on the U.N. claiming that the international Justice Court has become politicized. Is it important for the U.S. to stay in the U.N.?

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22% Duh, of course
78% Not seeing the benefits
Males
23% Duh, of course
77% Not seeing the benefits
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20% Duh, of course
80% Not seeing the benefits

Duh, of course

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