U.S. reviewing all possible sanctions on Turkey over S-400 deal

 U.S. reviewing all possible sanctions on Turkey over S-400 deal

U.S. President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Michael Pompeo are looking into all possible variants of sanctioning Turkey for its deal to purchase S-400 surface-to-air missile systems from Russia, Department of State spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said.

During the regular press briefing, she said the president and the secretary of state "are examining all of the options that are in the CAATSA [Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act] legislation."

"I think that we’ve been pretty clear ... what the ramifications could be and I think that you saw those ramifications today when the president talked about the inability of Turkey now to have the F-35," Ortagus stressed,

"As it relates to which sanctions options will be chosen, we don’t preview those sanctions in advance," Reuters cited the spokesperson as saying.  

When asked to clarify possible measures, Ortagus advised to use internet search engines and see "the 12 options that are available" under CAATSA.

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