The U.S. can refuse from supplies of F-35 fighter aircraft to Turkey, if Ankara does not refuse from the purchase of the Russian anti-aircraft weapon system S-400 as DW reported citing Curtis Scaparrotti, the Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO Allied Command Operations.
“I highly recommend us to refuse from the deal on F-35 and joint work with the ally, who works with the Russian systems, especially the systems of the anti-missile defense, which are the most advanced technology,” Scaparrotti stated.
Moreover, if the deal between Turkey and Russia will take place, Washington will also withdraw its offer on the sale of the surface-to-air missile system Patriot to Turkey for the sum of $3,5 billion.
Besides, it can lead to the use of the sanctions by the U.S. in accordance with CAATSA law.
As it was reported earlier Russia and Turkey signed an agreement on supply of S-400 missile system. Also, it is planned to get the joint production going. The United States criticized Turkey’s intention to buy the S-400 missile systems from Russia.