While Greece’s radar lockdown of Turkish F-16 aircraft performing NATO duties with S-300 air defense systems escalated the tension between the two countries, the Pentagon remained unanswered.
Greece took the level of its provocative harassment to the next level by locking the Turkish F-16s performing NATO missions off Crete with the S-300 air defense systems.
Tension between the two countries US Department of Defense (Pentagon) His spokesman, Brigadier General Patrick Ryder, was asked.
However ryder, leaves questions about these actions unanswered.
“I have nothing to say about it”
Pentagon Spokesperson Brigadier General Patrick Ryder, AA correspondent “Greek S-300s locked Turkish F-16s performing NATO mission, do you think this is acceptable behavior?” to the question “There’s nothing I can say about it.” gave the answer.
“Austin has called for the continuation of efforts to reduce tensions in the Aegean through dialogue in the past”
your reporter, “The United States also flies in the airspace of many foreign countries as part of its NATO mission. If such a thing is done to the United States during such a mission, would it be acceptable for you?” Asked Ryder, “(US Secretary of Defense Lloyd) Austin has spoken to both his Turkish and Greek counterparts in the past and called for continued efforts to reduce tensions in the Aegean through constructive dialogue.” used the phrases.
While the spokesperson avoided answering questions directly, the Pentagon sees this as a diplomatic issue rather than a purely military one.