Recep Tayyip Arrogante: Murad Sezer / Reuters
USA involved in a robbery in the framework of international relations. This statement was made by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, RIA Novosti reported.
“If you have a client who routinely paid their payments, how can you not give this customer what he wants? It’s called looting,” — said the Turkish leader. He also stressed that in the framework of the contract to supply the F-35, his country had paid $ 1.4 billion.
The United States threatened to cancel delivery of F-35 in Turkey and to impose additional sanctions due to the fact that Turkey has concluded with Moscow an agreement on the purchase of Russian anti-aircraft missile systems s-400. Washington fears that if the Turkish side will receive s-400, and F-35, the Russian radar systems will learn to calculate and track the American fighters.
Earlier of July 1, Erdogan said that s-400 will arrive in the country within ten days. He added that Ankara has not yet received official reports about possible sanctions from the United States due to the purchase of Russian weapons. On the same day it was reported that Turkey may buy fighter jets from Russia, if the United States refuses to put its planes.
Turkey and Russia signed an agreement to supply four battalions of s-400 in September 2017. The contract is worth $ 2.5 billion, half of this amount will cover the Russian loan.
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