“In response to the Turkish government's acquisition of the C-400, we have taken significant steps that have had a real impact on Turkey. We continue to study how to use sanctions to achieve our ultimate goal, "- quoted by Pompeo TASS.
He stressed that the ultimate goal of the American administration "is not punishment," but the need to act within the framework of the national security of the United States and NATO partners.
On July 17, the US Congress introduced a bill on sanctions against Turkey for the purchase of S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems from the Russian Federation.
In December 2019, the US Senate International Committee approved a bill to impose sanctions on Turkey for the purchase of Russian S-400 systems.
The Turkish Foreign Ministry condemned this step. Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan noted that the country could close the Incirlik and Kurecik bases for US troops if Washington imposes sanctions.