Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – The United States of America announced the imposition of sanctions on Turkey under the “Combating America’s Enemies” Act, as the US State Department clarified in a statement the details of this decision.
“The United States today imposes sanctions on the Defense Industries Administration in the Republic of Turkey (SSB) in accordance with Article 231 of the Anti-American Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) for knowingly participating in an important deal with Rosoboronexport,” the State Department statement said. The main arms export entity in Russia, through the purchase of the S-400 surface-to-air missile system … ”
And the US State Department added: “The sanctions include a ban on all US export licenses and permits for the Defense Industries Administration, the asset freeze of Dr. Ismail Demir, head of the Defense Industries Department, and other officials in it, and the imposition of visa restrictions on them.”
“The United States made it clear to Turkey at the highest levels and on numerous occasions that its purchase of the S-400 system would jeopardize the security of US technology and military personnel and provide substantial funds for the Russian defense sector, as well as facilitate Russia’s access to the Turkish armed forces and the defense industry in Turkey,” the statement added. However, it was Turkey’s decision to proceed with the purchase and testing of the S-400, despite the availability of alternative interoperable systems to NATO to meet its defense requirements. This decision resulted in the suspension of Turkey’s membership and work to separate it from the joint program for the manufacture of the F-fighter. 35. “.
The State Department pointed out that the measure “sends a clear signal that the United States will implement the Anti-America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) – Section 231, in full and will not tolerate important transactions with the defense and intelligence sectors in Russia ..”
The US State Department urged Turkey to “solve the S-400 problem immediately in coordination with the United States. Turkey is an important ally and an important regional security partner for the United States, and we seek to continue our decades-long history of fruitful cooperation in the defense sector by removing the obstacle to Turkey’s possession of the S-400.” As soon as possible”.