United States prevented Turkey to buy Russian defense system
Reporter: Imran Khorasani
Moscow was supposed to sell a $ 2.5 billion “s-400” defensive system, which was faced with the sharp reaction of Washington. US department of stated spokesman Robert Paladin said Tuesday at a meeting of the Senate military service committee that “If Turkey bought the Russian S-400” air defense system, Washington would again redefine the sale of F-35s to Turkey and this program will be once again reviewed by US officials. “Washington is expected to sell hundred F-35 fighters to Turkey, but so far they have provided two of these fighter jets to the Turkish army.
Russian media reported last month that Turkey plans to buy four units of the S-400 defense system at a cost of two-and-half-billion dollars from Russia, but it is now apparent that the Ankara-Moscow agreement has been faced with a sharp reaction from Washington. Meanwhile, Russia has not yet stated on this issue.