WASHINGTON: the usa on Tuesday renewed its warning to Turkey that there might be consequences if it buys a Russian missile gadget, regardless of President Donald Trump’s sympathy for the NATO best friend’s case.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated after meeting Trump final month that he was confident Turkey might no longer face sanctions for buying the S-400, after the Pentagon officially instructed Ankara to cancel the purchase by using July 31 or be dropped from the elite F-35 fighter jet software.

“Turkey will face actual and bad consequences if they receive the S-four hundred.

. Those effects consist of participation within the F-35 software,” country department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus advised journalists.

“I assume the secretary and the branch had been fantastically regular about that,” she said, regarding Secretary of kingdom Mike Pompeo.

She stated that Turkish officials have been completely privy to the Countering the united states’s Adversaries through Sanctions Act, a law handed with the aid of Congress in 2017 that mandates sanctions for any “good sized” purchases of weapons from Russia.

US officers worry that Russia will use the S-four hundred’s deployment in Turkey to hone the device’s capabilities in taking pictures down Western planes.

Trump, after assembly Erdogan at the sidelines of the group of 20 summit, regarded convinced with the aid of the Turkish chief’s announcement that former president Barack Obama did now not permit Ankara to shop for Patriot missiles.

“you can’t do commercial enterprise that way. It’s not right,” Trump said.

In truth, Turkey in 2013 had picked a chinese-made air protection system over the Patriots, mentioning its lower price, but the deal collapsed.