U.S. renews warning to Turkey over S-400 deal

U.S. renews warning to Turkey over S-400 deal

The United States renewed its warning to Turkey that there will be consequences if it buys Russia's S-400 missile system.

"Turkey will face real and negative consequences if they accept the S-400. Those consequences include participation in the F-35 program," State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said.

"I think the secretary and the department have been incredibly consistent about that," she said, referring to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the AFP reported.

According to Ortagus, Turkish officials were fully aware of the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, a law passed by Congress in 2017 that mandates sanctions for any "significant" purchases of weapons from Russia.

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