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U.S. should resolve issues involving Turkey's purchase of Russian missiles -White House

WASHINGTON, Nov 13 (Reuters) - The United States needs to resolve issues involving Turkey's purchase of Russian S-400 air defense system to achieve progress on other fronts, the White House said on Wednesday during a visit by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan.

"In order to achieve progress on other fronts, it is vital that we resolve the issues involving Turkey's purchase of the Russian S-400 air defense system, strengthening our defense partnership," the White House said in a statement. (Reporting by Tim Ahmann; Writing by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Sandra Maler)