“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.


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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