May 21, 2024, 10:49 AM

Russia scoffs at US reaction to likely ICC arrest warrants

Russia scoffs at US reaction to likely ICC arrest warrants

TEHRAN, May 21 (MNA) – Russia has scoffed at the United States’ reaction to potential issuance of arrest warrants by the International Criminal Court (ICC) against Israeli officials over Tel Aviv’s Washington-backed war of genocide against the Gaza.

Foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova made the remarks on her Telegram channel on Monday.

Earlier, senior American officials, including President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken, had expressed fury after ICC Prosecutor Karim Khan applied for arrest warrants against Israeli war criminals, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Zakharova said the US reaction resembled the behavior of a scorpion that had stung itself or a spider “caught in its own web.”

She also said, “The catastrophic situation in the Middle East is the work of American political engineers.”

The war began in early October in response to a retaliatory operation staged by Gaza’s resistance groups.

The onslaught has claimed the lives of at least 35,562 people across the besieged coastal sliver and driven around 80% of the territory's population of 2.3 million from their homes.

Since the onset of the war, Washington has equipped Tel Aviv with thousands of tons of lethal military aid.

It has also struck down several United Nations Security Council resolutions that have called for implementation of an immediate ceasefire in the brutal military onslaught.

Biden has, however, called the ICC prosecutor’s application for the arrest warrants “outrageous,” while Blinken has denounced it as “shameful.”

MNA/Press TV

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