If Ankara does not cancel the purchase of the Russian S-400, sanctions are likely to be applied, said Robert O'Brien.
The United States may impose sanctions against Turkey in connection with the agreement on the purchase of S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems from Russia. This was stated by Advisor to the US President Donald Trump on national security Robert O'Brien in an interview with CBS News.
вЂњIf Turkey does not cancel the purchase of S-400, sanctions will probably be applied ... There is no place for S-400 in NATO. There is no place for large Russian military purchases in NATO,вЂќ O'Brien said.
According to him, Trump will вЂњvery clearlyвЂќ convey this opinion to Turkish President Recep Erdogan during their meeting on November 13 in Washington. Both presidents are planning a joint press conference on Wednesday afternoon.
According to adviser to Trump, if Turkey does not abandon the Russian system, it is likely to face US sanctions supported by a bipartisan majority in Congress.
O'Brien recalled the CAATSA (Sanctions Against America's Adversaries) Act passed by Congress in 2017, which refers to sanctions against Russia, Iran, and North Korea. CAATSA also requires other countries not to do business with these three states.
Recall that the supply of Russian S-400 to Turkey began in mid-July. AnkaraвЂ™s purchase of Russian weapons caused a crisis in relations between Turkey and the United States. As a result, Washington expelled Turkey from the F-35 fighter production and acquisition program.