Published On: Thu, Apr 4th, 2019

Pompeo says confident of ‘path forward’ with Turkey over S-400 dispute

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U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo speaks to the media during the NATO Foreign Minister's Meeting in Washington
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to the media during the NATO Foreign Minister’s Meeting at the State Department in Washington, U.S., April 4, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

April 4, 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is continuing discussions with Turkey over its plans to buy a missile defense system from Russia, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday, adding he was confident the two NATO allies could find a path forward.

“There’s great opportunities for the United States and Turkey to work closer together,” Pompeo told a news conference at the end of a meeting of NATO foreign ministers. “I had a good long conversation with the Turkish foreign minister yesterday and I’m very confident we’ll find a path forward.”

Pompeo also said the NATO meeting discussed the need for Russian troops to leave Venezuela. The discussions were part of a broader conversation on Russia’s foreign military interventions, he added.

(Reporting by Lesley Wroughton and David Brunnstrom; Editing by James Dalgleish)

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