Pence has called it impossible to protect arms procurements from enemy countries
Western countries should not be dependent on potential adversaries when they buy weapons, Mike Pence said. He also invited Europe to break the agreement with Iran, to recognize Juan Guaiido and to be tough with the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline
The United States will not be able to protect the allied countries that buy weapons from potential adversaries, said US Vice President Mike Pence at a security conference in Munich, reports the RBC.
"We will not be able to defend the West if our allies are dependent on arms purchases in the East," he said.
Earlier, Turkish President Recep Erdogan said that Ankara will not interrupt the agreement with Moscow on the supply of S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems, even if it threatens the United States to sell Patriot missile systems.
"We have made it clear that we will not be watching when NATO allies buy weapons from our adversaries," Pence explained.
Pence also urged European countries to take a firm stance towards the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. "We are taking a tough stance towards Nord Stream II and we recommend that other partners act the same way," he said.