Washington, USA – “The Ministry of Defense condemns in the strongest terms the test of Turkey’s S-400 air defense system on October 16, as confirmed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan,” Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said.”he explained.
Jonathan Hoffman, a spokesman for the US Department of Defense (Pentagon), said that they ‘condemn Turkey in the strongest possible terms’.
“The Ministry of Defence condemns in the strongest terms the test of Turkey’s S-400 air defence system on October 16, as confirmed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan,” Hoffman said in a written statement.”description found.
“We have been clear and hesitant about our position, an operational S-400 system does not coincide with Turkey’s commitment to the United States and NATO as allies.”he claimed.
“We object to these tests, which risk posing serious problems for our security relations,” Hoffman said, recalling that they oppose Turkey’s acquisition of these systems.”he claimed.
“The S-400 continues to be an obstacle to cooperation in other areas,” Hoffman recalled, recalling that Turkey’s participation in the F-35 program was suspended due to the purchase of the S-400.” said.
“It is true that the tests were conducted in Sinop. We’re not going to ask the United States to do the Test,” he said.
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“The US Department of Defense condemns in the strongest possible terms Turkey’s October 16 test of the S-400 air defense system – a test confirmed today by Turkish President Recep Erdogan,” said Jonathan Rath Hoffman, chief Pentagon spokesman.
“We have been clear and unwavering in our position: an operational S-400 system is not consistent with Turkey’s commitments as a US and NATO ally. We object to Turkey’s testing of this system, which risks serious consequences for our security relationship,” he continued.
Hoffman reminded that Turkey has already been suspended from the F-35 program and reiterated that the S-400 continues to be “a significant barrier to progress elsewhere” in bilateral relations.