Despite warning from world court’s top lawyer against meddling, lawmakers led by Tom Cotton threaten sanctions, US visa bans if arrest warrants are issued against Israeli officials

“Target Israel, and we will target you,” the senators, led by Sen. Tom Cotton, warned in the letter. “Such actions are illegitimate and lack legal basis, and, if carried out, will result in severe sanctions against you and your institution.”

“If you move forward with the measures indicated in the report, we will move to end all American support for the ICC, sanction your employees and associates, and bar you and your families from the United States,” the letter stated. “You have been warned.”