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UN spokesman Stéphane Dujarric issued a statement that the organization’s secretary general, Antonio Guterres, has welcomed the lifting of US sanctions against persons associated with the International Criminal Court.

Earlier, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said that Washington has decided to lift one of the groups of sanctions imposed by the previous President Donald Trump. According to the head of the State Department, the new administration is going to stop the unilateral sanctions in force against the International Criminal Court.

A decree allowing the US authorities to impose court sanctions was signed by Trump in June 2020. The reason for this was the ICC’s statement of its intention to investigate possible crimes committed by American military personnel in Afghanistan.