Washington warns Ankara not to buy S-400 systems

Source:PA Intelligence Date:27Jun2018

A top U.S. State Department official warned Turkey on Tuesday that its purchase of Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets would be jeopardized if it does not drop a plan to buy S-400 missile defense systems from Russia.  Meanwhile, Congress is negotiating on an amendment to the 2019 defense bill to bar F-35 sales to Turkey. Trump’s predilection for sanctions could also harm Turkey-USA relations.