Speaking to reporters at the White House on Friday, US President Donald Trump Said that he does not blame Turkey for buying the Russian S-400 missile defence systems.
"I don’t blame turkey because there are a lot of circumstances," Trump said when asked about the S-400 purchase.
The US president also said that Washington could easily sell the F-35 jet fighters that meant to be delivered to Turkey.
The US has threatened to impose sanctions against Turkey for purchasing Russian missile defence systems and suspended deliveries of F-35 jets to Turkey.
The statement comes just days after Russia finished shipping the first batch of S-400 air defence systems to Turkey under a contract that was signed back in December 2017.