Because of a armor transaction between Ankara and Moscow, the United States stopped the delivery of F-35 fighter aircraft to Turkey. Nato should hold on to-partners in the purchase of the Russian S-400 air defense system, "is a risk to your continued participation in the F-35 program," said Pentagon spokesman, Charles E. Summers, Jr. on Monday. Turkey is not only purchaser of US fighter jets, but also with several companies whose production involved.
Ankara had signaled last week, despite growing pressure from Washington on the purchase of air defense missile to hold. The United States and other Nato countries are concerned that Russia is obtained via the S-400 System information to Nato aircraft. Also, there is doubt that it is with Western systems.
The purchase of a Russian weapons system is a member of Nato, which is very unusual. In the West there is growing concern that Turkey away from the Alliance.
The Pentagon stated that it was looking for new producers in Turkey developed parts of the aircraft. "We regret the current Situation," it said in a statement. The Ministry of defence must, however, protect joint investments in key technologies.daily mirror tomorrow location for Free order
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