Blinken questions "the legitimacy and credibility of this investigation"

 The US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the US has concerns over what he called “troubling process questions” leading up to the ICC prosecutor's application for arrest warrants against top Israeli leaders.

He said that the court’s prosecutor Karim Khan was scheduled to visit Israel “as early as next week" to discuss the investigation and hear from the Israeli government and that Khan's staff was meant to travel to Israel on Monday to coordinate the trip.

“Israel was informed that they did not board their flight around the same time that the prosecutor went on cable television to announce the charges,” Blinken said, referring to CNN's Christiane Amanpour's exclusive interview with Khan in which he announced he was seeking the charges.

"These and other circumstances call into question the legitimacy and credibility of this investigation," Blinken said, adding that the US also believed the “ICC has no jurisdiction over this matter.

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