Pentagon warns of ‘grave consequences’ should Turkey buy Russian missile system

WASHINGTON — Turkey faces “grave consequences” if it continues plans to buy the Russian S-400 air defense system, including being blocked from buying the F-35 fighter jet and Patriot air defense systems, the Pentagon’s top spokesman said Friday.

Asked about comments made earlier this week by America’s top general in Europe, acting press secretary Charlie Summers said: “If turkey takes the S-400, there would be grave consequence in terms of our military relationship, and the Patriots and the F-35s.”

“They will not get the F-35s if they take the S-400,” he added, later indicating the potential Patriot sale would also be blocked….

I suspect the “grave consequences” would go beyond military sales …

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