Delhi will find out soon the impact of sanctions for S400 Triumf deal with Moscow: Trump

Last Updated: Thu, Oct 11, 2018 17:29 hrs
U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump appears at a campaign roundtable event in Manchester

The New Delhi government will find out soon the impact of signing a strategic military deal with Russia. US President Donald Trump made that assertion on Wednesday, nearly a week after Indian government signed a $5 billion deal with Russia for purchase of S400 Triumf mega deal.

CAATSA or the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act had been amended early this year, and President Trump has the authority for the presidential waiver to India on weapons deal with sanctions-hit Russia.

Asked about the agreement between India and Russia, Trump while interacting with reporters in the Oval Office of the White House, said, "India will find out."

Asked when, he said, "You will see. Sooner than you think."

Secretary for State Mike Pompeo and Defence Secretary James Mattis were present during the briefing. Mattis and Pompeo had argued the case for a waiver to India.

In fact, a White House national security spokesperson had been quoted as saying, "The (CAATSA presidential) waiver is narrow, [and] intended to wean countries off Russian equipment and allow for things such as spare parts for previously-purchased equipment."

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