The move revokes an executive order that put the United States at odds with many of its European allies.
The International Criminal Court on Friday said it has the authority to investigate alleged crimes in the occupied territories, in a ruling condemned by Israel and praised by Palestinians.
The International Criminal Court’s decision angered rights activists, who had lobbied it to investigate Beijing’s repressive policies against Uighurs.
Critics say the administration has targeted a human rights lawyer with economic penalties meant for warlords, dictators and authoritarian governments.
The International Criminal Court has collected evidence of torture, rape and other crimes by American forces during the war in Afghanistan.
The decision by the International Criminal Court is the first time the prosecutor has been authorized to investigate U.S. forces.