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US stands firm as Turkey proposes to ‘find solution’ over S-400

The State Department urged ally Ankara to get rid of the Russian air defense system

The United States will not lift sanctions on Turkey over its possession of Russia’s S-400 air defense system, the State Department signaled Wednesday, appearing to rebuff a suggestion by Turkey’s defense minister that the NATO allies could “find a solution” to the dispute.

“Our policy vis-a-vis the S-400 has not changed,” State Department spokesman Ned Price said Wednesday afternoon, adding, “We continue to urge Turkey not to retain the system.”

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