Thursday, July 18th, 2019
header

Pentagon threatens Turkey with ‘grave consequences’ for buying Russian S-400

The US has threatened Turkey with “grave consequences” unless it cancels the purchase of S-400 systems from Russia, with a Pentagon spokesman advising Ankara to seek “better solutions” and warning of “broader implications.”
“Turkey’s acquisition of the Russian S-400 air defense system will have grave consequences for the US defense relationship with Turkey,” Pentagon spokesperson Eric Pahon told Ahval news on Monday.
The US ally’s plan to buy the S-400 has been a major concern for the entire NATO alliance, with Washington claiming that its deployment alongside US-made weaponry, such as the F-35 stealth jets, undermines the alliance’s ‘interoperability’ and could reveal ‘secrets’ to Russians. Amid persistent pressure and threats of sanctions, the Trump administration last month temporarily halted the transfer of 100 F-35 jets to Turkey.

Turkey for its part refused to bow to US pressure, insisting that diversifying military spending was crucial to national security. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan last week expressed his hope that Washington would “change its mind.” Yet the US continues its consultations with Ankara to help it “find better solutions,” and inform it of the “broader implications of purchasing Russian S-400s,” Pahon stressed.

Readers Comments (0)

Comments are closed.

Wararka xiga

Maxaa ka jira xasuuqa Somaliland sheegato: falaqayn Mustafe Martin

July, 17, 2019
Waa barnaamij lagu falanqaynayo maxaa Somalida markasta dib ...

Madaxweyne Farmaajo oo magacaabay guddi su’aalo badan la iska weydiiyay

July, 17, 2019
Madaxweynaha Somaliya Farmaajo ayaa magacaabay guddi su'aalo badan ...

Safiir muddo kadib loo magacaabay dalkaasi Maraykanka

July, 17, 2019
Muddo sanad ah kadib dawlada Soomaaliya ayaa safiir ...

Gaadiidley ku socotey gobolka Awdal oo diidey in ay bixiyaan lacago dheeraada

July, 17, 2019
Gaadiid aad u farabadan oo ka yimi Jabuuti ...

Faahfaahin dad shacaba oo lagu laayay shabeelaha dhexe

July, 17, 2019
Wararka ka imaanaya deegaan u dhow degmada Balcad ...

Dhacdooyinka

Gini ictiraaf ma siin karto Somaliland ee yaan dadka la wareerin: Dr Cali Khaliif (MAQAL)

July, 8, 2019
Siyaasiga rug cadaaga ee Cali Khaliif Galaydh oo ...

Itoobiyaankii labaad oo Iswidhan ku galay dhuumasho diyaaradeed

July, 7, 2019
Dhawaan ayay ahayd markii nin loo malaynayo inuu ...

Xoolo dhaqato u adkaysan waayay baada argagixisada oo dagaal qaaday

July, 7, 2019
Warar dheeraada ayaa ka soo baxaya deegaan ka ...

Dulqaadkii waa naga dhamaaday ma ogolaan doono xadgudug lagu sameeyo qaranimada: Wasiir Axmed Ciise

July, 6, 2019
Wasiirka arimaha dibedda Somaliya Axmed Ciise Cawad oo ...

Muuse Biixi wuxuu reer Awdal u yaqaan dameer aan ku fadhiyo: Maxamef Aadan

July, 3, 2019
Gudoomiyaha xisbiga Wadani ee gobolka Awdal Maxamed Aadan ...

Dhacdo laga anfariirey oo ay samaysay hooyo ku nool gobolka Sanaag

July, 2, 2019
Dadka deegaanka Buuraan ee gobolka Sanaag ayaa ka ...

Booliiska Ingiriiska oo xanibay socdaalka hooyo Somaliyeed gabadhna xoog uga qaatey

July, 1, 2019
Booliiska magaalada Bristol ee dalkaasi Ingiriiska ayaa socdalka ...