What does @realDonaldTrump plan to tell Turkey’s Erdogan when he visits the White House this week? “We’re very upset” about Turkey purchasing Russian weapons, National Security Adviser O’Brien tells @margbrennan. pic.twitter.com/WXtj80LyrJ
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is very upset about Turkey’s purchase of Russian missile defense systems and could impose sanctions on Ankara if it does not “get rid” of them, White House National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien said on Sunday.
“Turkey will feel the impact of those sanctions,” O’Brien told CBS’s “Face the Nation” in an interview, referring to penalties under the U.S. law known as the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, which he said would pass Congress with “overwhelming” bipartisan support.
His comments came ahead of a visit by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to Washington on Nov. 13 to meet U.S. President Donald Trump for likely crucial talks as the two NATO allies have been at loggerheads over a range of issues.
One key disagreement is Ankara’s purchase of the Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile system, which Washington says is incompatible with NATO defenses and threatens its Lockheed Martin (LMT.N) F-35 fighter jets.
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WNU Editor: The White House National Security Adviser is also voicing administration concerns on Turkish war crimes in Syria …. National security adviser “very concerned” about possible war crimes in Syria during Turkish offensive (CBS News).
Trump administration ‘very upset’ about Turkish purchase of Russian missiles, national security adviser says — The Hill
Trump to confront Turkey about buying Russian defense system — AP
Trump to confront Erdogan on purchase of Russian air defense system — Politico
US Congress Threatens to Sanction Turkey Unless Ankara Abandons S-400 – White House — Sputnik