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U.S. Urges Turkey to Jettison Russian S-400 Missile System

A Russian S-400 missile launch in 2020.
A Russian S-400 missile launch in 2020.Photographer: Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP/Getty Images

The U.S. said its opposition to Turkey’s possession of Russian S-400 missiles hasn’t changed, rebuffing Ankara’s search for compromise on a dispute that’s strained ties between the NATO allies.

“We have and we continue to urge Turkey not to retain this system,” State Department spokesperson Ned Price said during a news briefing in Washington on Wednesday.