Pence: 'We Will Not Stand Idly By’ As Turkey Purchases S-400

Pence: 'We Will Not Stand Idly By’ As Turkey Purchases S-400
Vadim Savitsky/Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP, Fi

MUNICH - Vice President Mike Pence repeated warnings to Turkey not to proceed with the purchase of Russia's S-400 missile defense system, a day after Turkey dismissed the first of two deadlines to cease with the planned sale.

Pence, speaking at the Munich Security Conference, told attendees “we will not stand idly by while NATO allies purchase weapons from our adversaries. We cannot ensure the defense of the West if our allies grow dependent on the East."

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