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Congress underscored its disapproval of Turkey imprisoning U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson on Thursday by temporarily banning transfers of F-35 joint strike fighters to the NATO ally.
House and Senate lawmakers finalized a $674 billion defense spending bill and added a passage that none of the money can be used to deliver F-35s to Ankara, which is eager to purchase about 100 of the advanced fighters.
The article goes on to state the following:
The legislation backs a prohibition signed into law by President Trump last month as part of the Pentagon’s annual policy bill and is another sign of the deteriorating relationship between the U.S. and Ankara over Brunson.
Congress poised to again pass legislation to block transfer of F-35 stealth fighter to NATO ally #Turkey, as Ankara moves forward with plans to buy Russian-made missile defense systems. Turkey also refuses to release a detained U.S. pastor. via .@PatrickNkelley
— Toula Vlahou (@ToulaVlahou) September 14, 2018
President Trump signs a $717 billion defense bill which includes anti-missile & anti-tunnel aid to Israel to defend itself against Hezbollah & Hamas.
PLUS the bill halts the sale of F-35 fighter jets to Turkey which is holding an American pastor hostage. https://t.co/5h1MxatWQa
— Secure Freedom (@securefreedom) August 14, 2018
— Rick Francona (@MiddleEastGuy) August 13, 2018
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