Sat, 18 Jul 2020 - 02:12 GMT
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CAIRO – 18 July 2020: A number of U.S. Congress members drafted a legislation aimed at imposing sanctions on Turkey for acquiring the Russian S-400 Air Defense System.
“Turkey’s recent actions are incompatible with our nation’s security and the interests of our NATO allies,” Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger said in a statement Friday, as reported by Al Arabiyah.
The Congress members who drafted the bill are Spanberger, Adam Kinzinger, and Michael McCaul. Nevertheless, "the bill still must go to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and if there are enough votes, it will be put on the House floor before going to the Senate," Al Arabiyah reported.
Turkey – NATO member - acquired the Russian system in July 2019 incurring its dismissal from the F-35 program. The system was scheduled to be activated in April 2020; however, it is still inactivated.
CAIRO - 27 July 2019: Since its receipt by Turkey earlier this month, the Russian S-400 missile system has triggered a strong response by its fellow NATO member the United States. Although the measures taken by the latter incurs big losses to the former, Turkey insists on its decision.