U.S. decision not to harm relations with Baltics

  • 2003-07-10
That same day, President George W. Bush issued waivers for 22 countries that would not be affected by the suspension of military aid, but the Baltics, which are expected to join NATO next year, were not among them.The Bush administration, which fears the ICC will be used to prosecute Americans, especially military personnel who have participated in recent military conflicts, was simply acting to protect its troops, White House spokesman Ari Fleischer was quoted as saying by the Associated Press.For this reason the United States is pursuing immunity agreements from its allies.The Baltic stat...
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