US threatened Turkey with sanctions in case of purchase of Russian S-400s

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) -Turkey after the purchase of Russian S-400 air defense systems may be subject to sanctions under the CAATSA law. This was stated by US Assistant Secretary of State Wess Mitchell, speaking at a hearing in the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives of the US Congress.

“Ankara claims that it has agreed to purchase Russian S-400 missile systems, which could potentially lead to the imposition of sanctions in accordance with section 231 of the CAATSA,” he said.

According to him, the current situation may negatively affect Turkey’s participation in the F-35 program.

CAATSA – the law “On Countering America’s Enemies through Sanctions”, which was adopted in August 2017.

Earlier it became known that Russia would supply Turkey with S-400 by the end of 2019.

In mid-February, the State Department noted that it is not yet known whether Turkey’s acquisition of the S-400 can be sanctioned by CAATSA.

Professor of the University of Economics and Technology of the Turkish Chamber of Commerce and Exchange Togrul Ismayil commented on the SSS of the delivery of the S-400.