Last month, the United States imposed sanctions on Turkey’s defence industry chief and others over Ankara’s acquisition of S-400 missile defence systems from Russia, a move that Turkey called a “grave mistake.”
The United State’s threatened sanctions on Turkey and its previous exclusion from the F-35 program are rooted in undeclared motives, and the inability to admit that the Patriot missile system is not what it’s claimed to be.
Turkish presidential spokesman said that US President-elect Biden "knows Turkey," including its political actors and landscape.
The US, which has previously fought the Wagner group in Syria, says the UAE gave logistical help and air cover to mercenaries accused of atrocities in Libya.
Pentagon says that it is "deeply concerned" with reports that Turkey is bringing it into operation the S-400 missile defence system that it had purchased from Russia.
Giving the UAE F-35 fighter jets could render all the research and effort behind the next-generation stealth aircraft useless.
Axios reports Abu Dhabi last week cancelled a tripartite meeting in protest against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's opposition to the US selling F-35s to the UAE.
Turkey had procured the S-400 missile defence systems from Russia after talks with the US on its American Patriot defence systems had broken down.
Lieutenant Colonel Mike Andrews, a US Defense Department spokesman, said a decision had been made in late 2019 "to honour existing contractual arrangements and accept delivery of parts that were already on contract."
President Trump, who made the remarks during an interview with Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo, said the US makes parts for F-35 jet all over the world and cited challenges of global cooperation.
Budgetary failures, political deadlock, technology goof-ups, and internal schisms are all standing in the way of Israel’s latest military plan.
US President refuses to endorse bill, which angered Turkey, and exposed rifts between the White House and US lawmakers.
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