US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday said the United States was “concerned” by “credible” reports that Rwanda is supporting rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The AFP new agency reports that, speaking in the Congolese capital Kinshasa, where he arrived on Tuesday for the second leg of a three-nation African tour, Blinken said his trip to the region was to ensure US support for mediation efforts led by Angola and Kenya “to prevent further violence, to end conflict (and) to preserve the territorial integrity of the DRC”. He insisted that he was was “not turning a blind eye” [to the allegations] and would discuss the issue with Rwandan President Paul Kagame.