U.S. democratic Senator Ben Cardin has proposed to introduce sanctions against Turkey for the purchase of Russian anti-aircraft missile systems (WRU) s-400 “Triumph”. It is reported by Politico.
According to Cardin, signing the deal, Ankara is likely violated us law on restrictive measures against Russia, adopted in August of this year.
“The law imposes sanctions on any person who holds a major deal with defense or intelligence agencies of the Russian Federation,” the Senator wrote in a letter addressed to the Secretary of state’s Rex Tillerson, and the head of the U.S. Treasury Steve Mnuchin.
13 September, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has criticized Washington for reaction to the news of the purchase by Ankara of the Russian AAMS. “Some were angry from the contract that Turkey and Russia have concluded for the supply of systems s-400. What are we supposed to do? Turkey has taken and will continue to take the necessary measures to ensure its security,” he said.
The US President Donald trump on 2 August signed a law on new anti-Russian sanctions adopted by the us Senate on July 27. The document provides few restrictions regarding the possibility of funding for banks and oil companies under sanctions.