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US leaving Vienna Protocol

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Added On October 5, 2018

In addition to the Treaty of Amity, the U.S. has announced it is also withdrawing from the Optional Protocol to the Vienna Convention on dispute resolution. 

SOUNDBITE(ENGLISH) JOHN BOLTON, US National Security Advisor

"In addition to the Treaty of Amity, I am announcing that the President has decided that the United States will withdraw from the Optional Protocol and Dispute Resolution to the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. This is in connection with a case brought by the so-called 'State of Palestine,' naming the United States as a defendant, challenging our move of our embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem." 

The protocol entered into force in 1964 with 29 signatories and 71 parties. And the United States was also a participant. 

SOUNDBITE(ENGLISH) JOHN BOLTON, US National Security Advisor

"I'd like to stress, the United States remains a party to the underlying Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, and we expect all other parties to abide by their international obligations under the convention."