NewsTop NewsWorld

Washington to Turkey: get rid of S-400 in return for F-35 program

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — The US Defense Secretary, Mark Esper, that Turkey will not re-engage in the program of production of aircraft “F-35” only after its disposal of the systems “S-400” Russian.

This came at a joint press conference with the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Joseph Danford, on Wednesday.

“They have to completely abandon the S-400 system and get it out of the country, and in this case we will assess the situation,” Esber said.

“I made it clear on both the public and private arenas with Turkish officials, either owning the F-35 or the S-400, but not both of them, you can’t put one in the depot and take out the second,” he said.

“Turkey has long been an important partner and ally, and I hope that one day it will come back to work with us in this direction.”

For his part, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Danford, Turkey is an important ally and partner in NATO, and bilateral relations are very important.

Danford said that the overlapping interests in bilateral relations between Turkey and the United States more than differences, stressing the need to focus the two countries on the future.

Online:

This article is written and prepared by our foreign editors writing for OBSERVATORY NEWS from different countries around the world – material edited and published by OBSERVATORY staff in our newsroom.

Our Standards, Terms of Use: Standard Terms And Conditions.

OBSERVATORY NEWS — Breaking news source, real-time coverage of the world’s events, life, politics, business, finance, economy, markets, war and conflict zones.

Contact us: [email protected]

Stay connected with News Observatory and Observatory Newsroom, also with our online services and never lost the breaking news stories happening around the world.

Support The OBSERVATORY from as little as $1 – it only takes a minute. Thank you.

We are NEWS OBSERVATORY — the only funding and support we get from people – we are categorically not funded by any political party, any government somewhere or from any grouping that supports certain interests – the only support that makes OBSERVATORY possible came from you.