Pentagon warns Turkey over acquisition of Russian S-400 missiles

Washington, The US Defence Department issued for a stern warning to Turkey on Friday over its possible acquisition of the Russian S-400 missile defence system.

The department cautioned Turkey, a NATO ally, of “grave consequences” if it goes ahead with the deal.

“If Turkey takes the S-400, there would be grave consequences in terms of our military relationship, and the Patriots and the F-35s,” acting spokesperson Charlie Summers told reporters at the Pentagon. “They would not have access to Patriot missiles and the F-35 [jets] ,” he warned.

The Congress has also moved to halt the sale of at least 100 F-35 jets to Ankara over the S-400 deal.

Source: Jordan News Agency