US Turkey Russia NATO politics armament sanction July 16 2019 - 6:39 PM

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. sl/pmh/sst

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