US State Dept Seconds Army Version for Helicopter Crash

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Saturday, 09 May 2015 15:32

The United States State Department on Friday backed Pakistani army’s claim that the helicopter crashed due to a technical fault than the motive to be terror-related.

“On the question of what happened, I believe the Pakistani air force has already said something about this. They described it as a technical fault that they believe was responsible,” State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke said at a press briefing in Washington.

“We don’t have reason to doubt what they’ve said.”

The State Department extended their condolences to the families of the victims.

“Our thoughts are with the diplomatic community in Pakistan. I’d also highlight no American embassy personnel or US citizens were affected,” Rathke said.

Addressing the involvement of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in the crash, Rathke stood firm on his stance that the US had no doubts about the army’s statements.

“We have no reason to doubt what the Pakistani authorities have said. But of course, it’s just happened so they’re investigating,” he said.

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