Russian Federation arms deal jeopardises your North Atlantic Treaty Organisation membership, United States tells Turkey

F-35 production line

He reiterated the USA concerns about Turkey's procurement of Russian S-400 surface to air missile system.

"Germany must do more".

Germany last month announced that defense spending would slip to 1.25 percent in 2023.

Pence was also critical of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline which would transport Russian gas to Germany, according to Axios.

Another Turkish leader, Vice President Fuat Oktay, lashed back at Pence's remarks - saying it was Washington that must decide whether it wants to remain an ally of Ankara.

A Pentagon official had told Reuters in March that the United States had a number of items it could withhold in order to send Turkey a signal that the United States was serious about Ankara dropping its ambition to own the S-400.

Turkey has the second-largest army in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, a 29-member military alliance set up to defend against what was at the time the Soviet Union.

"We in Europe know that we can not take our security for granted".

Western powers have also increasingly clashed with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Islamist-rooted government, which has cracked down on dissent at home and threatened to strike US-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria.

"As the Pentagon made clear just this week, and as I repeat today, if Turkey completes its purchase of the S-400 missile system, she risks expulsion from the joint F-35 program, harming not just Turkey's defense capacity, but crippling the many Turkish components manufacturers that supply the program".

A senior State Department also said this week in a briefing that Ankara could face US sanctions if it goes ahead with the S-400 deal.

"We are not choosing between Russian Federation and any other allies", Cavusoglu said.

Ankara has been establishing closer links with Russian Federation after recent souring of its ties with the U.S. and Europe.

"It is time to stop bringing back the 'Eastern threat.' In the interest of peace, the world needs a de-escalation of military and political tensions", the foreign ministry said.

"Secretary Pompeo expressed support for ongoing negotiations regarding northeast Syria, while warning of the potentially devastating consequences of unilateral Turkish military action in the region", the State Department said in a statement after their talks.

The 70th anniversary comes amid rising concern over Russian Federation, which has supported separatists in Ukraine and Georgia and sought to sway the 2016 USA election.

"Not at the formal agenda, but on the margins when we have the ministers sitting down and looking into whether there's a way to find a way to find a compromise", Stoltenberg said. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. "We are prepared for that option", he said.

Stoltenberg appeared to soothe Trump during a White House meeting on Tuesday, crediting the USA leader's tough rhetoric with pushing the Europeans and Canada to bolster their defense budgets by $100 billion between 2016 and 2020.

"We released a National Security Strategy advancing peace through American strength", Pence said.

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