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USA: New “block” Menendez with amendment for Turkish F-16 – Not to use them against Greece


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Chris Papas also submitted a similar amendment to the Parliament in the summer

Senate Defense Budget Amendment Filed by Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendezwhich puts obstacles in the way of purchasing and upgrading fighters F-16 in Turkey, as reported by ERT.

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It is recalled that Chris Papas also submitted a corresponding amendment to the Parliament in the summer.

According to the text filed today “the President may not sell or authorize the export of new F-16 aircraft or F-16 upgrade technology or modernization kits to any authority under the provisions of the Defense Export Control Act, to the government of Turkey or any agency or agency of Turkey, unless the president certifies to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the Congressional Defense Committees:

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1) that such transfer is in the national interest of the United States;

2) this certification must include a detailed description of the specific measures taken to ensure that such F-16s are not used by Turkey for the repeated unauthorized overflights over Greece”.

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