Washington, D.C. – Congressman Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), the Committee’s Chair, and Congressman Michael T. McCaul (R-TX), Republican Leader on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement on Turkey reportedly test-firing the Russian made S-400.
“Turkey has long been a key United States ally, and both of our countries are best served by a close, cooperative relationship. However, if reports of its latest S-400 test are accurate, Turkey has doubled down on a posture that undermines the NATO alliance and creates very real obstacles in our bilateral partnership. Acquiring the S-400 is sanctionable under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, and the Administration must impose these sanctions, as it did when China took delivery of the same system. We urge Turkey to recommit itself to its NATO treaty obligations and its NATO partners, starting by disposing of the S-400.”