The United States is considering sanctions against Turkey for the purchase of Russian S-400s, US Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin said.

“We are studying this. I will not comment on any specific decisions, but we are studying this,” Mnuchin told reporters in the White House, answering the corresponding question.

Deliveries of the latest air defense systems, which caused a crisis in relations between Turkey and the United States, began in mid-July. Washington demanded a refusal of the deal and in exchange to acquire American Patriot systems, threatening to delay or even cancel the sale of the latest F-35 fighter jets to Turkey, as well as impose sanctions in accordance with CAATSA (Law on Countering America’s Adversaries through Sanctions). Ankara refused to make concessions.

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