US 'deeply troubled' by 'counter-productive' move towards ICC membership

NEW YORK – The Obama administration stood strongly opposed to "entirely counter-productive" moves on Wednesday taken by the Palestinian Authority toward membership at the International Criminal Court.
"We are deeply troubled by today’s Palestinian action regarding the ICC," Jeff Rathke, Director of the Office of Press Relations at the State Department, said in a statement. "It is an escalatory step that will not achieve any of the outcomes most Palestinians have long hoped to see for their people."