URGENT Turkey's Russian missile buy 'disappointing': Pentagon nominee
Washington, July 16, 2019 (AFP) - 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 S-400 missiles 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.