The Trump administration has drawn the USA out of an amendment to the Vienna Convention to keep the Palestinians from suing the US government at the International Court of Justice in The Hague.
US National Security Adviser John Bolton told reporters at the White House, that the president has decided that the United States will withdraw from the optional protocol and dispute resolution to the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations.
Bolton’s actions today deal with the treaties and current litigation involving the USA before the International Court of Justice, blaming Iran’s abuse of the International Court of Justice in the Netherlands?
The USA will commence a full review of all international agreements that may still expose the Washington to purported binding jurisdiction and dispute resolution in the International Court of Justice.
Bolton’s announcement came hours after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the United States was terminating a 1955 treaty reached with then-ally Iran after Tehran cited it in an international court ruling against Washington’s sanctions policy.
The Palestinians filed a case with the United Nations’ highest court asking the Hague-based International Court of Justice to remove the recently relocated US embassy from Jerusalem.
Last week, US President Donald Trump announced, for the first time, his preference for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to be resolved through the two-state framework. He said he hoped his long-awaited peace plan would be released within the next four months.
The Times of Israel / ABC Flash Point Political News 2018.