After months of strained relations with Turkey, U.S. lawmakers moved forward on two pieces of legislation this week that would punish Turkey for purchasing S-400 missile systems from Russia.
“U.S. officials are privately and publicly warning that the failure to resolve the S-400 issue is leading the U.S. inexorably to impose sanctions on Turkey,” Jonathan Schanzer, senior vice president at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, told Ahval.
On Wednesday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed the Promoting American National Security and Preventing the Resurgence of ISIS Act introduced by its chairman, Republican Senator Jim Risch, and ranking member, Democratic Senator Bob Menendez, with a bipartisan 18-to-4 vote.
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