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State Department: Turkey has less time before introduction of US sanctions for S-400

The US does not set a specific timetable for imposing sanctions against Turkey due to the purchase of S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems from Russia, however, Ankara has less and less time to resolve these differences with Washington, Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Clarke Cooper told reporters.

State Department: Turkey has less time before introduction of US sanctions for S-400

State Department: Turkey has less time before introduction of US sanctions for S-400
 STEPANAKERT, JANUARY 16, ARTSAKHPRESS: According to him, it would be a mistake to say that Turkey got away with the purchase of the S-400 from Russia, TASS reported. Sanctions have not been introduced yet, but US immediately expelled Turkey from the F-35 program, he noted. Russia earlier announced that it had concluded a deal with Turkey for the supply of S-400 worth $2.5 billion.
The US and NATO are actively opposing the acquisition of Russian air defense systems by Ankara. On July 17, 2019, the White House announced that Turkey’s decision made it impossible to continue its participation in the program for the creation of the fifth-generation F-35 American fighter-bombers. In addition, the law on countering America’s adversaries through sanctions adopted in the USA in 2017 provides for the application by the US government of restrictive measures against those states that enter into large contracts with Russia for the purchase of weapons and military equipment from it.
In December 2019, the Senate's committee approved a package of sanctions on Turkey and its financial sector in connection with Ankara’s military operation in northeastern Syria and the purchase of the S-400. US President Donald Trump signed in December 2019 a military budget for fiscal year 2020 (started on October 1, 2019), which mentions that Turkey’s acquisition of the S-400 falls under the provisions of another law and it also provides for the introduction by president of sanctions on Ankara.