Ambassador: Pentagon statement not official U.S. position

A Pentagon spokesman's statement about the deaths of two Serbian embassy staffers in Libya "does not reflect the official position of the U.S. administration."

Source: Tanjug

This is what U.S. Ambassador Kyle Scott told Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic as they met in Belgrade on Saturday.

The Pentagon spokesman said earlier in the week there was "nothing to indicate" that the Serbians died as a result of a U.S. airstrike.

The statement was based on incomplete information and the official position of the U..S administration will be announced following an investigation, Scott said.

At a meeting with Vucic, Scott said that an analysis of evidence from a bomb site in Sabratha is underway and that autopsy reports are an important factor in the investigation, but that drawing the final conclusions will take time, the Serbian government press office said in a statement.

They agreed that establishing the full truth about the tragic deaths of Sladjana Stankovic and Jovica Stepic is a common objective for their countries.

Vucic said that the Serbian government is ready to share with the U.S. the information it has obtained so far, including the autopsy reports.


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