Trend Press / Continue The US administration has sent a stern warning to Turkey about its intention to buy the Russian S-400 system and warned that the move could lead to sanctions against Ankara, the Turki website reported on Monday.
" There is no doubt that America is concerned about the Turkish move to buy the Russian S-400 system, which will have a negative impact on coordination between NATO forces, " a US official told the Khobar Turkwebsite .
"In the light of the recent law passed by the US Congress, the United States can impose economic sanctions on Turkey, we are trying to help Turkey find a better alternative to meet its defense needs."
Turkish Foreign Minister Mouloud Gawishoglu has expressed his country's rejection of what he called the "language of threat" because of its acquisition of Russian air defense systems S-400, noting that the decision was taken before the imposition of new US sanctions on Russia.
In an interview with the daily Kommersant, the director-general of Russia's Defense Systems Export Corp. Sergey Chimezov confirmed earlier in the day that Turkey had purchased four S-400 systems from Russia for $ 2.5 billion and 55 percent Of the value of the contract is a Russian credit.
The S-400 air defense systems (Triumph) or "triumphalism" are anti-aircraft missile systems with a long range and ability to pursue multiple targets simultaneously, designed to destroy aircraft and missiles strategic and tactical, ballistic missiles and targets of supersonic speed and means Others for aerial attack under chemical and other chemical defense conditions.