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Irish foreign minister condemns threats against ICC

Ireland’s foreign minister has called on the international community to “respect the independence and impartiality of the ICC,” after the court came under fierce criticism from the US and Israel.

“Ireland condemns recent threats against the ICC and its officials - its role in ending impunity is essential,” Ireland’s foreign minister Micheal Martin, said on X.

Ireland has emerged as a vocal defender of Palestine amid Israel’s war on Gaza. Irish officials say the country plans to recognise the state of Palestine before the end of May.