The state Department responded to concerns of the Kremlin of supplying weapons to Syria


United States of America still does not plan to supply Syrian opposition man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS) to combat terrorists. This was at the briefing said the official representative of State Department mark Toner at a briefing.

“Our position regarding MANPADS has not changed. We don’t want this type of weapons appeared in Syria,” said Toner in the course of his speech.

On the eve of President Barack Obama eased restrictions on arms sales to Syria. According to new figures, weapons and military equipment destined for foreign forces, irregular forces, groups or individuals supporting or taking part in US operations in Syria.

On Friday, 9 December, the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov has expressed concerns about this decision, Washington. In his opinion, “the worst result” of this decision may be that it falls into the hands of terrorists.

“Of course, the worst possible outcome of this decision would be getting into the hands of terrorists different types of weapons, including MANPADS”, — said Peskov.

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