BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:50 A.M.) – The U.S. State Department released a statement on behalf of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo regarding the downed Russian aircraft in Syria.
“The United States expresses sorrow for the death of the aircrew members of the Russian plane that was downed by Syrian regime anti-aircraft fire.”
The State Department said there needs to be an urgent solution to the Syrian Conflict that is also in line with the U.N. Security Council’s Resolution 2254.
It underlines the urgent need to resolve the Syrian conflict in accordance with UNSC Resolution 2254 and to end Iran’s provocative transit of dangerous weapon systems through Syria, which are a threat to the region.
The statement also touched on the Iranian weapons transfer to Hezbollah that is often Israel’s reason for bombing Syria.