Trump has refused to impose sanctions against Turkey because of the s-400, Bolton said
The US President Donald trump, ignoring the "confusion in Congress" have refused to impose sanctions against Turkey for the purchase of the Russian s-400, writes the former White house adviser on national security, John Bolton.
This is stated in his book "the Room where it happened: a memoir of the White house," which went on sale Tuesday.
Deliveries of the newest Russian air defense systems s-400, which caused a crisis in Turkey's relations with the United States, began in mid-July 2019. Washington has demanded to cancel the transaction and return to purchase American complexes Patriot, threatening to delay or even cancel the sale of Turkey's newest F-35 fighter, as well as to impose sanctions in accordance with CAATSA (the law "On combating the enemies of America by sanctions"). Ankara has refused to compromise and continued negotiations on additional batch of s-400.
In fact, the USA has carried out only part of the threats regarding the F-35 and other sanctions, despite the fact that by law they have to be entered not used.