U.S. President Donald Trump will confront Turkey’s leader about his decision to buy a Russian air defense system when they meet this week at the White House amid strained relations between the two NATO allies.
Trump’s nationwide safety adviser, Robert O’Brien, mentioned Sunday that the US remains to be “very disillusioned” through the transfer to buy the Russian S-400 machine. The U.S. says the machine isn’t appropriate with NATO forces and may compromise the F-35 fighter jet program and help Russian intelligence. The Trump management got rid of Turkey from the F-35 program in July.
O’Brien advised CBS’ “Face the Country” that if Turkey doesn’t do away with the Russian machine, Turkey will most likely face U.S. sanctions sponsored through a bipartisan majority in Congress. Trump is scheduled to satisfy with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday and NATO Secretary-Normal Jens Stoltenberg on Thursday.
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“There’s no position in NATO for the S-400,” O’Brien mentioned. “There’s no position in NATO for vital Russian army purchases. That’s a message that the president will ship to him very obviously when he’s right here in Washington.”
O’Brien mentioned, alternatively, that the U.S. will do the whole lot it could to stay Turkey in NATO.
Turkey has been roundly criticized for its incursion into northern Syria to assault Kurdish forces that have been preventing with the U.S. in opposition to Islamic State militants. Trump has been denounced for taking out U.S. forces from the realm ahead of the incursion, however O’Brien mentioned the management didn’t pave the best way for Erdogan’s offensive into Syria.
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