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Turkey cannot have both F-35 and Russia's S-400 - Trump nominee

WASHINGTON, July 16 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee to become the next secretary of defense re-stated that Turkey cannot have the F-35 advanced stealth fighter jet and Russia's S-400 air defense system, which Moscow started delivering last week.

"The policy that I have communicated to my counterpart, if confirmed, (Turkey's) defense minister is that you can either have the S-400 or you can have the F-35, you cannot have both," said Army Secretary Mark Esper, testifying at his confirmation hearing on Tuesday before the Senate Armed Services Committee.

"Acquisition of the S-400 fundamentally undermines the capabilities of the F-35 and our ability to retain that over -match in the skies going forward." (Reporting by Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali)