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US "aware" of Turkey taking delivery of S-400 -- Pentagon Chief

Date: 12/07/2019     Time: 8:36 PM

US Acting Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said Friday that the US is "aware" of Turkey receiving the Russian S-400 air defense system. Esper said "We are aware of Turkey taking delivery of the S-400." He reiterated "our position regarding the F-35 has not changed." He added that he would speak with his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar "this afternoon so there will more to follow after that conversation."