US Examines All Possible Sanctions on Turkey over S-400 Deal: Diplomat

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – US President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Michael Pompeo are looking into all possible variants of sanctioning Turkey for its purchase of S-400 surface-to-air missile systems from Russia, US Department of State Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus told reporters.

US Examines All Possible Sanctions on Turkey over S-400 Deal: Diplomat

During the regular press briefing on Tuesday, Ortagus said the president and the secretary of state "are examining all of the options that are in the CAATSA (Countering America's Adversaries through Sanctions Act) legislation."

She said the US authorities have been "pretty clear … what the ramifications could be."

"As it relates to which sanctions options will be chosen, we don’t preview those sanctions in advance," the spokesperson added, Tass reported.

When asked to clarify possible measures, Ortagus advised using internet search engines and see "the 12 options that are available" under CAATSA.

"As soon as we have an announcement to make, I’ll let you know," she added.

On August 2, 2017, Trump signed The Countering America's Adversaries through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), which paves the way for tougher sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea.

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