US approves possible $2 billion arms sale to Taiwan

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Read: 802     11:58     09 July 2019    

The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale of tanks, Stinger missiles and other armaments to Taiwan, a decision certain to irritate China, which regards Taiwan as part of its territory.


“This proposed sale serves U.S. national, economic and security interests by supporting the recipient’s continuing efforts to modernize its armed forces and to maintain a credible defensive capability,” the Pentagon’s Defense Security and Cooperation Agency, which announced the State Department’s assent to a potential arms deal, said in a statement on Monday.

The potential sale, which was first reported by Bloomberg News in June, “will help improve the security of the recipient and assist in maintaining political stability, military balance and economic progress in the region,” the agency added in the statement.



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US approves possible $2 billion arms sale to Taiwan

2019/07/image-1562652025.jpg
Read: 803     11:58     09 July 2019    

The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale of tanks, Stinger missiles and other armaments to Taiwan, a decision certain to irritate China, which regards Taiwan as part of its territory.


“This proposed sale serves U.S. national, economic and security interests by supporting the recipient’s continuing efforts to modernize its armed forces and to maintain a credible defensive capability,” the Pentagon’s Defense Security and Cooperation Agency, which announced the State Department’s assent to a potential arms deal, said in a statement on Monday.

The potential sale, which was first reported by Bloomberg News in June, “will help improve the security of the recipient and assist in maintaining political stability, military balance and economic progress in the region,” the agency added in the statement.



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