The United States declared opposition to the International Criminal Court's decision to open a formal investigation into alleged war crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories.
"The US seriously opposes the decision of the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor to investigate the situations in Palestine," Ned Price, the spokesperson of the US Department of State, said.
He added, "We have serious concerns about the International Criminal Court's attempt to practice its judicial authority over Israel."
The administration of Joe Biden will relook into the sanctions the former president of the US, Donald Trump, imposed on Fatou Bensouda, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, according to Price.
Last July, Trump issued an executive order to impose sanctions on the officials of the International Criminal Court in light of investigations into alleged war crimes committed in Afghanistan without approval from Washington.
The International Criminal Court declared yesterday opening an investigation into alleged war crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories.
Office of Fatou Bensouda stated that the investigations will cover the crimes falling within the jurisdiction of the court; the crimes committed starting from June 13, 2014.Source : Safa