"The time for patience has long expired", Graham and Van Hollen wrote in the letter. "It is time you applied the law", Van Hollen and Graham said in a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Reuters reported on December 3. "Failure to do so is sending a bad signal to other countries that they can flout US laws without outcome", they said.
Last week, Turkey conducted radar testing for its newly-acquired Russian-made S-400 air defence systems, even as the United States urges Ankara to abandon the missile systems by "destroying, returning or somehow getting rid of them".
Infuriating many members of Congress, Turkey shrugged off the threat of US sanctions and began receiving its first S-400 deliveries in July. In response, Washington removed Turkey from the F-35 program.
Graham and Van Hollen introduced a bill in October that would sanction Turkish leaders, financial institutions and the country's energy sector in response to Turkey's invasion of northern Syria after President Donald Trump said he would withdraw USA troops from the region. It mandates financial penalties for countries that do business with Russia's military.
USA politicians' anger towards Turkey deepened after Ankara crossed into Syria for an offensive against Kurdish fighters who had helped U.S. forces combat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) armed group.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is expected next week to consider an alternative Turkey sanctions bill, sponsored by the panel's Republican chairman, Jim Risch, and ranking Democrat, Bob Menendez.
Maple Leafs 'kind of just quit' in loss, Matthews says
Travis Konecny had one goal and one assist to lift the host Philadelphia Flyers past the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-1 on Tuesday. He has been a brick wall for us all year and that's just unacceptable on our part. "We just folded, kind of just quit".
Normally ardent defenders of fellow-Republican Trump, Graham and some other party members have been harshly critical of the president's decision to withdraw troops from northeastern Syria, paving the way for the Turkish move against Kurdish fighters.
Trump hosted his Turkish counterpart, Tayyip Erdogan, at the White House for a meeting last month that Trump described as "wonderful".
But there have been no signs that Erdogan has changed his plan to buy the Russian system.
Turkey's presidential administration has said that the date of purchase of more Russian S-400 missile systems is just a technicality, and believes that an agreement will happen in a short time, the RIA news agency reported on Monday.
The State Department did not respond to a request for comment.
Graham and Van Hollen also noted that the head of Russian state arms exporter Rosoboroexport said on Sunday that Moscow's cooperation with Turkey, a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally but not a full member, will not be limited only to the S-400s and the two countries have bigger plans.
There is no blanket tax on carbon emissions , and the first phase gives businesses the chance to find their footing. And in the United Kingdom , coal has dropped from 42% in 2012 to only 5% of electricity generation in 2018.
Further ethical concerns included that the parents of the babies might have wanted to take part for the wrong reasons. Chinese scientist is facing backlash from fellow scholars for his inhumane experiment on twins.
Rosenthal adds it's possible one of the starters will sign as early as the winter meetings beginning next week in San Diego. Cole, 29, was 20-5 with a 2.50 ERA and a 0.89 WHIP with 326 strikeouts in 212.1 innings in 2019.
Christmas is just around the corner with only a couple of weeks to go but we are already getting new Christmas songs. In the later part of the song, Katy Perry seems to enjoy the holiday blessings with all the Christmas creatures.
Google says it actually licenses the song lyrics from LyricFind, which relies on multiple sources to pull the text. The suit was filed in Brooklyn and Genius is asking for a minimum of $50 million in damages.
In birds, tarsus length is considered the most precise single measure of within-species variation in body size. The number of birds we get each day is highly variable depending on whether it's a big day of migration.
Assistant secretary for health Brett P Giroir said: "PrEP is highly effective in preventing HIV infection when taken as directed". In that category, the report shows that 88.6 percent of people believed to have HIV in D.C. have been diagnosed with the virus.
Lowe is optimistic that the economy has already reached a "turning point" and is on track to hit 3% growth by 2021. The RBA is likely to cut the cash rate during its first meeting for next year, said CBA economist Belinda Allen.
After its launch, the RiTS will be installed via a spacewalk by astronauts, and it will then stay on the outside of the station. The leak detectors have mass spectrometers that can find leaks from the space station, NASA officials said.
Gastronomie : mort de l’ancien chef gascon André Daguin
Le Gersois André Daguin était un fervent défenseur de la gastronomie française et des métiers de la restauration. Racheté ensuite par son père en 1926, l'Hôtel accueille André en cuisine à sa sortie de l'école hôtelière.
Tiger Hosts 21st Hero World Challenge
But as a captain he also can take his energy and wisdom and skills and apply it and hopefully draw the best out of his players. I'm looking at how the guys can really perform together. "More than anything, it's been about communication", said Woods.
Bank of Canada holds interest rates steady
The Canadian dollar extended gains on the statement, up 0.4% to C$1.324 per USA dollar at 10:04 Toronto time. The Bank continues to monitor the evolution of financial vulnerabilities related to the household sector.