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White House National Security Advisor John Bolton also cited a recent move by Palestinian leaders to have Israeli officials prosecuted at the ICC for human rights violations.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) flexed its muscles Thursday with its unprecedented ruling that it had the power to investigate the forced deportation of Rohingya to Bangladesh.
Earlier, Bangladesh, being one of the State Parties to the Rome Statute, responded to the request of the ICC as Bangladesh is seeking a 'sustainable solution' to the crisis.
This includes Israeli settlement policies in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, as well as the recent round of bloodshed in the Gaza Strip, where Israeli fire killed over 100 Palestinians.
Since August, nearly 700,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled a brutal military crackdown in Myanmar, the United Nations and aid agencies have said.
Some 700,000 people from the stateless Muslim minority fled Myanmar's Rakhine state to Bangladesh following Rohingya insurgent attacks on border guard posts in August last year.
The Hague-based ICC announced last month it was launching a "preliminary examination" of Duterte's bloody anti-drug crackdown that has drawn international concern.
The move comes days after Duterte announced his nation would quit the court over its preliminary inquiry into allegations his crackdown on narcotics amounts to crimes against humanity.
Duterte had previously said the Philippines had never fully ratified the statute that makes it a member of the ICC.
In a lengthy probe first made public in 2007, the ICC has been looking at possible war crimes dating back to 2003 by the Taliban, Afghan government forces and international forces including US troops.
The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court says she wants an investigation of possible war crimes allegedly committed in the war in Afghanistan.
An ICC spokesman confirms that the pullout takes effect on Friday, a year after the East African nation notified the United Nations secretary-general of its intention to leave the court.