US says 'Palestine' not qualified for ICC membership

January 7, 2015 21:09

WASHINGTON – Palestine is not a state, and therefore does not technically qualify for membership to the International Criminal Court, the State Department said on Wednesday.

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the US would oppose the Palestinian move to join the body, and several others at the United Nations, as technically flawed.

"It doesn't qualify to join the ICC," Psaki told reporters.

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