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State Department: US is not trying to destroy Turkey's defense potential with sanctions for the purchase of Russian S-400s

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Press Secretary of the US State Department Cale Brown announces the appeal that the head of the US Foreign Ministry made to the Turkish Foreign Ministry.


Brown reports that Mike Pompeo, addressing Mevlut Cavusoglu and the entire Turkish leadership, said that the imposed sanctions "are not directed against Turkey and its military capabilities."

Recall that a few days earlier, Washington imposed sanctions against the Directorate of the Defense Industry of Turkey and its leadership for the fact that Turkey "did not take into account the US recommendations on the need to abandon the purchase and deployment of the Russian S-400 air defense system." On the basis of US sanctions, the directorate's accounts in foreign banks have been frozen, and Turkey has lost the ability to take loans for its defense industry.

Now the US State Department is trying to convince the Turkish side that the sanctions "are not directed against it."

Cale Brown:

The Secretary of State explained our position to the Turkish Foreign Minister. He noted that the sanctions on the S-400 are aimed at Russia - in order to prevent it from receiving significant income from the sale of its weapons... They are aimed at making Russia lose its influence. The US sanctions are not intended to destroy Turkey's defense capabilities.

At the same time, the State Department added that Turkey "is called upon to return to the fulfillment of obligations in the NATO format and acquire only those weapons that fit NATO standards."

Earlier, Ankara repeatedly stated that it would like to purchase Patriot complexes from the United States, but Washington refused.
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  1. vitvit123
    vitvit123 18 December 2020 16: 29
    +3
    Something a question arose ... if American patriots do not shoot at American planes, etc. (software, bookmarks, etc.), why didn't the Americans sell them to Turkey?
    1. SRC P-15
      SRC P-15 18 December 2020 16: 39
      +8
      Quote: vitvit123
      Something a question arose ... if American patriots do not shoot at American planes, etc. (software, bookmarks, etc.), why didn't the Americans sell them to Turkey?

      So American patriots do not shoot not only at American planes, but also at the Houthi missiles that blew up the oil storage facilities of Saudi Arabia! The Turks bargained a little for the sake of order, and they bought Russian S-400 complexes, saying: "We don't need such a patriot!" yes
      1. Tatyana
        Tatyana 18 December 2020 17: 26
        +3
        Brown reports that Mike Pompeo, addressing Mevlut Cavusoglu and the entire Turkish leadership, said that the introduced sanctions "are not directed against Turkey and its military capabilities".

        Well yes, yes, of course! fool How so ?! repeat
        In the US State Department, apparently, they believe that they have found completely unintelligent fools in the Turkish leadership!
        1. times
          times 19 December 2020 08: 36
          +10
          Quote: Tatiana
          The US State Department, apparently, thinks that they have found completely unintelligent fools in the Turkish leadership

          If this can be put into the ears of others, why shouldn't the Turks try?
      2. Voltsky
        Voltsky 18 December 2020 20: 06
        0
        Quote: СРЦ П-15
        This is how American patriots do not shoot, not only at American planes

        You, dear, stood next to the control panel of the air defense missile system; what do you know how "patriots" work? :)
        Or maybe just a savage at the helm is a savage and 10 tons of aluminum
    2. Guru
      Guru 18 December 2020 17: 30
      +1
      Something a question arose ... if American patriots do not shoot at American planes, etc. (software, bookmarks, etc.), why didn't the Americans sell them to Turkey?
      they are afraid that the Turks will take it apart into cogs and have something of their own.
      1. vitvit123
        vitvit123 18 December 2020 18: 45
        0
        Well, others do not understand ... the Turks are trying to sculpt their own without amers ... but they are far from the Chinese ...
  2. Proxima
    Proxima 18 December 2020 16: 30
    +7
    Where is the logic? They refused the Turks in the Patriots, they bought the S-400, which the Patriot does not even hold a candle to. But the United States imposes sanctions and calls on Turkey to buy weapons according to NATO standards and explains this that these sanctions are not directed against them ...! fool
  3. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 18 December 2020 16: 34
    +2
    It is the Turks (not the Russian Federation) who compete directly with the equipment of the NATO countries. And they strike at the most modern models - UAVs and Tanks.
  4. Thrifty
    Thrifty 18 December 2020 16: 35
    +1
    These are healing sanctions for the Turks, such as mud baths, you must understand !!! lol
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  6. Ros 56
    Ros 56 18 December 2020 16: 39
    +6
    The striped ones have a very high roof, the sanctions against Turkey are not directed against it. I thought, where in Ukraine are so many idiots for whom the psychiatric hospital is crying, but it’s that, it turns out, this infection is transmitted from country to country.
    1. Dym71
      Dym71 18 December 2020 16: 46
      +2
      Quote: Ros 56
      I thought, where in Ukraine are so many idiots for whom the psychiatric hospital is crying, but it’s that, it turns out, this infection is transmitted from country to country.

      I thought about the same, in Independence they can justify anything they want.
      Maybe some Yatsenyuk was hired as an adviser to the State Department? laughing
  7. knn54
    knn54 18 December 2020 16: 51
    0
    Hit your own so that strangers would be afraid ...
  8. Pavlos Melas
    Pavlos Melas 18 December 2020 16: 55
    0
    At the moment, these are more likely sanctions against Russian weapons than against Turkey's defenses. In my opinion, this statement is a hint to the Sultan, become more compliant and the whole world is chewing gum. It takes time for these sanctions to turn into sanctions against Turkey. Now the Turks have reserves and there will be no result for a couple of years. Rather, these sanctions and their lifting will be used as a bargaining chip.
  9. evgen1221
    evgen1221 18 December 2020 17: 08
    +1
    And in the end, an oil painting is cut out - the United States is screaming from the thought that the Russian Federation will accept the communist ideology and come to a military-political alliance with China. It will return the transferable ruble and get rid of the dollar, and the alliance of such rivals will not take out the entire system, and that will become the most severe factor of sympathy for everything else. the world and an object of attraction. Hence the frantic attempts to deprive us of any income and introduce external management ala ukrostan. Does the Kremlin understand this (the possibility and necessity, as well as the benefits of changing the course) hz. Rather, they still hope for Chubais with negotiations on Gauleiyship and life-long reign. Everything suggests that the system built in the Russian Federation is stillborn and floats with the flow like cocoa. But apparently greed and unwillingness to be responsible for the assigned work outweighs.
  10. kventinasd
    kventinasd 18 December 2020 17: 12
    +2
    In response to the sanctions, the Turks need to buy a second set of S-400s from Russia, and preferably not for dollars.
    And then, in response to yet another Yankee hysteria, close Inzhirlik to them and hold joint exercises with Russia to practice repelling an air attack.
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  11. APASUS
    APASUS 18 December 2020 17: 22
    +1
    The United States imposed sanctions on Turkey for not selling its Patriot air defense system to the Turks. Here is a collision, but the Russians are to blame !!!
    1. Mikhail m
      Mikhail m 18 December 2020 18: 13
      +3
      When I read "The USA imposed", then in the continuation of the phrase, instead of the word sanctions, a completely different word simply suggests itself.
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  13. rocket757
    rocket757 18 December 2020 17: 43
    0
    Lovely ones scold, only amuse themselves !!!
    So we will find out if this saying applies to them.
  14. XXXIII
    XXXIII 18 December 2020 19: 45
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    Cale Brown:

    The Secretary of State explained our position to the Turkish Foreign Minister. He noted that the S-400 sanctions are aimed at Russia


    Is this a joke ?!)) That is, soon there will be sanctions just for a visit to Russia. It looks like the show is gaining momentum.))
  15. andreykolesov123
    andreykolesov123 18 December 2020 21: 56
    0
    Russia should give Israel a rollback. From his position, Turkey did not receive patriots from the United States and bought the S-400 from Russia.
  16. aszzz888
    aszzz888 19 December 2020 02: 05
    0
    Mike Pompeo, addressing Mevlut Cavusoglu and the entire Turkish leadership, said that the imposed sanctions "Not directed against Turkey and its military capabilities".

    Due to US sanctions, the directorate's accounts in foreign banks are frozen, and Turkey has lost the ability to take out loans for its defense industry.
    It's original! laughing So, only the Merikatos can reason! laughing
  17. Metallurg_2
    Metallurg_2 19 December 2020 11: 32
    0
    The Anglo-Saxons have a national sport since the second quarter of the 19th century: consider the Turks to be dull fools. Some cartoons from the Crimean War speak a lot.