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Turkey’s Russian missile buy ‘disappointing’: Pentagon nominee

Turkey’s Russian missile buy ‘disappointing’: Pentagon nominee
Wednesday 17
9:21 2019

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Defense Department called Turkey’s acquisition of a Russian missile defense system “disappointing” Tuesday, in the administration’s first comment since the first S-400 missile parts were delivered last week. “It’s certainly disappointing,“ Defense Secretary nominee Mark Esper told his Senate confirmation hearing. “Turkey has been a long-standing and very capable NATO ally, but their decision on the S-400 is the wrong one and it’s disappointing,“ he said. Esper said he would abide by the decision last year to drop Turkey from NATO’s F-35 fighter jet development program due to Ankara’s decision to buy ...

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THE SUN : Turkey’s Russian missile buy ‘disappointing’: Pentagon nominee

Summary: WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Defense Department called Turkey’s acquisition of a Russian missile defense system “disappointing” Tuesday, in the administration’s first comment since the first S-400 missile parts were delivered last week. “It’s certainly disappointing,“ Defense Secretary nominee Mark Esper told his Senate confirmation hearing. “Turkey ...

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