The Pentagon has firmly rejected Turkey's offer to create a
bilateral working group that would ensure that no military secrets of
the US are compromised once Ankara deploys the Russian S-400 air defense
Trying to preserve a
working relationship with Washington amid disagreements over Turkey’s
purchase of modern weapon systems from Russia, Foreign Minister Mevlut
Cavusoglu on Wednesday proposed creating a bilateral technical panel to make sure that the S-400 “will not be a threat – neither to F-35s nor the NATO systems.” He reiterated
the need for such an arrangement on Thursday, before the Pentagon
rejected the Turkish proposal, insisting that it stands opposed to
American and Russian weapons working side-by-side.
“A technical working group at this stage isn’t necessary or a path the US is even considering as a resolution,” said Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon...
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