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Tuesday, 01 November 2016

Ethiopia Supports African Nations Mass Withdrawal from ICC

Khartoum - Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said on Thursday that his country backs African nations’ mass withdrawal from International Criminal Court (ICC).

He further expressed his pleasure that Ethiopia has not signed Rome Charter.
The statements came during a meeting convened Desalegn with Sudanese State Minister of Information Yassir Yousif in Addis Ababa.
“The ICC never supports justice,” aired Desalegn, expressing his surprise that the members of the United Nation Security Council (UNSC) are compelled to implement ICC decision though they have not signed its charter.
He further reiterated Ethiopia’s full support to the Sudanese national dialogue, urging Sudanese as well as Ethiopian media institutions to focus on the messages boosting relations between the two nations.

Yousif who returned to Khartoum Friday morning told the press that he conveyed an oral message from President Al Bashir to Desalegn.
African governments hold that the ICC, which was established in 2002, has blatantly targeted solely African leaders, while other countries such as the USA are refusing to cooperate with or ratify the Rome Convention, which established the court.