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US senators call for sanctions against Turkey over Russian S-400

Senators have already sent an official letter to Secretary of State Pompeo

Republican Senator Lindsay Graham and his Democrat colleague Chris Van Golen called for sanctions against Turkey for the purchase of Russian S-400 air defense systems. Senators have already sent an official letter to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, reports The Hill.

“The time has come to apply the law. If this is not done, it will be a terrible signal to other countries that they can neglect US laws without consequences,” the letter says.

In addition, senators reminded Pompeo of his statement that Turkey’s purchase of S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems in Russia would lead to US sanctions.

Earlier, the White House demanded that Ankara abandon the S-400, arguing that the Russian system is incompatible with NATO and poses a threat to the US-led F-35 fighter program. In this regard, US President Donald Trump has banned the sale of Turkey F-35.

In addition, Donald Trump intended to meet with a group of senators to discuss possible sanctions against Turkey over Ankara’s purchase of Russian S-400 systems.

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