US renews warning to Turkey over Russian missile deal

July 10, 2019

i24 News:

US officials fear Russia will use the S-400s to hone system’s skills in shooting down Western planes

The United States on Tuesday renewed its warning to Turkey that there will be consequences if it buys a Russian missile system, despite President Donald Trump’s sympathy for the NATO ally’s case.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said after meeting Trump last month that he was confident Turkey would not face sanctions for buying the S-400, after the Pentagon formally told Ankara to cancel the purchase by July 31 or be dropped from the elite F-35 fighter jet program.

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