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Press Statement
Richard Boucher, Spokesman
Washington, DC
May 3, 2005


U.S. Signs 100th Article 98 Agreement

The United States welcomes the signing of the 100th Article 98 Agreement. On May 2, 2005, Angola became the 100th country to conclude such an agreement with the United States. These bilateral agreements, which are provided for under Article 98 of the Rome Statute, ensure that U.S. persons will not be surrendered to the International Criminal Court without our consent. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Constance Newman signed the Article 98 Agreement on behalf of the United States and Ambassador Josefina Perpetua Pitra Diakite signed on behalf of Angola.

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Released on May 3, 2005

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