Nayrouz Agency: The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved a measure that
would impose sanctions on Turkey, following its military offensive in
northern Syria and plans to buy a Russian S-400 missile system.
Republican-led Senate Committee voted by 18-4 to send the "Promoting
American National Security and Preventing the Resurgence of ISIS Act of
2019" for a vote in the full Senate.
"Now is the time for the
Senate to come together and take this opportunity to change Turkey's
behavior," said Senator Jim Risch, the panel's Republican chairman.
the act, Republican Senator Rand Paul said it would weaken the
president's power and could make it more difficult to negotiate with
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on matters such as the NATO
ally's purchase of the missile system and fighting in Syria.