US sees assault on Idlib as escalation of Syria conflict, says Pompeo

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the State Department in Washington. (File photo: AP)

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday said the United States views the Syrian government military assault on the rebel-held province of Idlib as an escalation of the Syrian conflict.

“The US sees this as an escalation of an already dangerous conflict,” Pompeo said in a post on Twitter in which he also blasted Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov for “defending (the)Syrian and Russian assault.”

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:53 - GMT 06:53