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Russia, Turkey Spar Over Air-Defense Sale That US Opposes

  • Russian official speaks of new deal to sell S-400s to Turkey
  • Ankara quickly denied Russian reports that could irk U.S.
Russian missile S-400 systems during a rehearsal of the Victory Day military parade, in central Moscow on May 4.
Russian missile S-400 systems during a rehearsal of the Victory Day military parade, in central Moscow on May 4.Photographer: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images

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Russia said on Tuesday it signed a contract to supply Turkey with additional air-defense missiles, but Ankara quickly rejected the claims that a new purchase agreement was inked.