MILWAUKEE (AP) -- President Bush said he would keep looking for a way to resolve a dispute with allies over the world's first permanent war crimes court as a deadline neared for continued peacekeeping operations in Bosnia.
"We'll try to work out the impasse, but the one thing we're not going to do is sign on," Bush said Tuesday.
He commented in Milwaukee where he was touring a local church to promote his domestic agenda.
The administration is seeking a United Nations Security Council resolution giving blanket immunity from the International Criminal Court for Americans serving in U.N.-approved peacekeeping missions. The court was created to try those accused of genocide, war crimes and other crimes against humanity.
As the tribunal was launched on Monday, the United States withdrew two U.S. military observers serving with the United Nations in East Timor. But diplomats assured Europeans that the United States would not pull its peacekeepers out of Bosnia.
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