[Global Network Military Report] According to Russian Satellite News Agency on June 21, Turkish President Erdogan said recently that the contract for the purchase of the S-400 Russian air defense missile system has been completed. Reported that Turkish President Erdogan, speaking with foreign media reporters on June 20, said that the S-400 supply is expected to start in early July.
As I said earlier, the topic of S-400 is over for us and for Russia, Erdogan said. Our experts conducted the necessary training. We expect the supply to start in early July.
On June 20, the Assistant Secretary of State for Military and Political Affairs of the United States, Clark Cooper, told reporters that Secretary of State Pompeo was studying possible sanctions in response to Turkeys purchase of Russian S-400 air defense systems.
Secretary of State Pompeo is fully studying possible sanctions in response to Turkeys purchase of the S-400, Cooper said. He also pointed out that the United States is likely to impose sanctions on Turkey for purchasing the S-400 system.
The United States has previously claimed that the S-400 system is incompatible with NATO standards and has repeatedly threatened sanctions. The United States is actively trying to prevent Turkey from buying the S-400. The United States has warned Turkey that it may refuse to sell F-35 fighters to Turkey if it purchases the S-400. Turkey is one of the participants in the U.S. F-35 international project. Turkey has repeatedly said that the Russian S-400 system will not pose a threat to the U.S. F-35.
Source: Global Times - Global Network Responsible Editor: Yao Wenguang_NN1682