WASHINGTON - The United States confirmed on Friday it has received a confidential World Trade Organization ruling in its multibillion-dollar complaint against European government support for Airbus.

We are still reviewing the interim report, which is over 1,000 pages long. Because the interim report is confidential, we cannot discuss the contents, Debbie Mesloh, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Trade Representative's office said,

The United States has always maintained that the European governments have provided unfair subsidies to Airbus that harm U.S. interest, Mesloh added, alluding to Airbus' U.S. rival Boeing, which pressed USTR to bring the case.

(Reporting by Doug Palmer; editing by Jackie Frank)