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US to impose sanctions on Turkey, if It buys Russia's S-400

ANI  |  Moscow [Russia] 

for European and Eurasian Affairs on Tuesday said, the threatened to impose sanctions on Turkey, if it buys Russia's S-400

It would be hard to restore relations between the US and if this happens, he added.

"We made it clear that is buys S-400s. there will be consequences. We will introduce sanctions within Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA)," Sputnik quoted Mitchell as saying.

He further revealed that the US can withhold the transfer of combat aircraft to over national security concerns if decided to purchase the S-400s.

"We believe that we have the existing legal authorities that would allow us to withhold transfer under certain circumstances, including national security concerns," Mitchell told the Foreign Relations Committee.

Prospects for Turkish military-industrial cooperation with the would also be in jeopardy, Mitchell warned, if the S-400 are purchased.

Earlier this month, Turkish slammed for creating artificial crises is the West's style, referring to the Senate's move to block supplies over Ankara's intention to buy Russia's S-400

Earlier, in April, Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport's said that had started working on the of S-400 systems for Turkey.

The Russia-Turkey deal has prompted disagreements between and as it believes that the weapon is incompatible with NATO's defences.

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First Published: Wed, June 27 2018. 05:15 IST