Last attempt: US asking Turkey not to deploy C-400

Recently we informed, as it was reported from Turkey, when the S-400 long-range anti-aircraft missile systems purchased from Russia for $ 2,5 billion will begin to be used for their intended purpose. And now, the head of the US State Department, Mike Pompeo, calls on Ankara to think better and not to deploy the S-400 purchased from Moscow. He promises that Washington, in this case, will not introduce new (additional) sanctions.

Pompeo recalled that US President Donald Trump is currently refraining from introducing another portion of sanctions against Turkey. He hopes for “reciprocity and understanding” from Ankara. And if the Turks forget about the S-400, then they can avoid the consequences.

About this Pompeo told the information resource Bloomberg. At the same time, the media has already called this statement Washington’s last attempt to negotiate with Ankara.

Additional sanctions may follow, but to be honest, we would really like the S-400 not to be deployed

- said Pompeo.

Before this, Trump really made it clear that he did not want to introduce new sanctions against Turkey. However, the president is pressured from Congress, from which they urge the president to enact the Law on Countering America's Adversaries through Sanctions (CAATSA) against Turkey.

I advocate that if they do not activate the C-400, sanctions should not be applied. I hope to convince Turkey not to deploy systems, because it is very destructive for relations

said Defense One, US Republican Senator Lindsey Graham.

He clarified that at the request of Trump, he called the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and talked with him. But if Ankara does deploy the S-400, relations with Washington "will take a very difficult turn."
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  1. sergeu2 Offline sergeu2
    sergeu2 (sergeu) 26 July 2019 12: 57
    Amerikashkin's reader. Last, penultimate, very last, very very last, etc.
  2. Sergey39 Offline Sergey39
    Sergey39 (Sergei) 26 July 2019 13: 30
    Well, so it will be, apparently. Turks, like, will not be deployed, but they will lift the sanctions, and in appearance everything will be fine, for the time being.