"More broadly, we strongly support the government of Turkey’s decision to inspect the plane. And while, you know, we would send you to them for more details on what they found, we would be concerned by any effort to supply military equipment to the Assad regime, because it’s clearly being used by the regime against their own people."

U.S. State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland voicing support for Turkey after they forced the grounding of a Syrian passenger plane, saying the cargo included Russian ammunition and other military equipment bound for Damascus.