The Pentagon has revealed that the State Department of United States has made the approval of $2.2bn (£1.76bn) potential arms sales to Taiwan despite China’s opposition. US-Taiwan deal includes the arms sale of 250 Stinger missiles, 108 Abrams tanks, and other associated tools.
Earlier in June, the Chinese Foreign Ministry has insisted the United States to stop the arms sale to Taiwan. Beijing described the arms sales move as a very sensitive decision. In fact, China still considers Taiwan as part of its boundaries which must be united with the mainland.
A representative from Chinese foreign ministry, Geng Shuang urged the United States to follow the ‘One China’ policy. According to the policy, the United States has formal relations with China not with Taiwan. Defense Security Cooperation Agency of the Pentagon has assured that arms sale will not bring any change in the basic military balance of the area.
Meanwhile, a statement from Taiwan’s presidency has acknowledged United States approval for arms sale. The United States is the chief weapons supplier to Taiwan. Taiwan also said that it will resume deepening security ties with Washington.
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