Trump Plans To Discuss US Patriot System Sale To Turkey During NATO Summit In London
Muhammad Irfan 12 days ago Tue 03rd December 2019 | 11:26 PM
President Donald Trump said he plans to discuss Turkey's rejection of the US Patriot missile defense system in purchasing the competing Russian S-400 system during the NATO summit in London
"And they only let them when they were ready to buy another system."
"There are two sides of the story," Trump added during a joint press conference with French President Emanuel Macron.
US officials consider the S-400 deal a threat to NATO, which relies on the Patriot system to defend against missiles and other airborne threats.
Russia is currently delivering parts of its system to Turkey, so it was not clear whether Trump intended to make another pitch for Turkey to also buy Patriots, press Ankara to scuttle the S-400 purchase or had something else in mind.