19 aprilie 2019

Why Turkey’s reliance on Trump for S-400 sanctions waiver appears misguided


Turkish officials appealed directly to President Donald Trump this week to waive potential US sanctions if Turkey takes delivery of the Russian S-400 air defense system. But any possible exemption would face significant obstacles in Congress even if Trump got on board. The sanctions risk comes from a 2017 law, the Countering America’s Adversaries through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), targeting the Russian military and defense industry and its customers. Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin  [...]