Media reported about the possibility of the United States to buy Russian s-400 from Turkey
The US may be able to buy Russian s-400 from Turkey, thanks to the amendment to the draft law on budget allocations for national defence in 2021 (NDAA). It is reported by Defense News.
According to the information portal, the appropriate amendment was proposed by Republican Senator John Thune. In turn, a critic of the policies of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on foreign relations Jean Rish has proposed an amendment that would give the administration trump the authority to impose sanctions against Ankara for 30 days after the adoption of the law the NDAA in accordance with CAATSA (the law "On combating the enemies of America by sanctions").
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 introduce restrictive measures. Ankara has refused to compromise and continued negotiations on additional batch of s-400.
In fact, the United States have fulfilled 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.