Russia readies S-400 missiles for Turkey amid warnings of U.S. sanctions on NATO ally
Source:Washington Post Date:06Jul2019
Also looming is the possibility of mandatory U.S. sanctions against Turkey under a 2017 law on cooperation with “adversaries.” On Friday, the State Department reinforced the warnings of “very real and negative consequences” for Turkey.
Meanwhile, for the wider NATO alliance, the Turkish deal strikes at the heart of military coordination.
NATO has expressed worry that the S-400 is incompatible with Turkey’s possession of the U.S.-made F-35s and could give Russia access to secrets of its stealth technology.
The U.S. measures, if carried out, would cause an extraordinary breach in U.S.-Turkey relations and almost certainly complicate ongoing negotiations between the two countries over other issues, including military strategy in Syria.