“Will Work Everything Out”: James Mattis On Pending Sanctions On India

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India's purchase of the S-400 missile system from Russia has irked the US.

Washington:

United States Defense Secretary James Mattis appeared to be confident on resolving the pending sanctions on India for it deciding to buy the multi-billion dollar S-400 missile defence system from Russia.

"We will work everything out. Trust me," Mr Mattis told reporters yesterday as a journalist asked visiting Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on the missile deal and the possibility of sanctions from the US.

India needs a presidential waiver to get around the punitive Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) sanctions.

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"We'll work all this forward. This is the normal collaboration and consultation that we have with each other," he said in response to a similar question at the Pentagon.

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