US Approves $1.42 billion Arms Deal for Taiwan

Le Yu
By Le Yu
June 29, 2017World News
US Approves $1.42 billion Arms Deal for Taiwan

The United States will sell Taiwan approximately $1.42 billion in arms, which the Trump administration detailed to Congress on Thursday, said a Department of State spokesperson.

“The administration had formally notified Congress of seven proposed defense sales for Taiwan. It’s now valued about $1.42 billion,” spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters, according to the Reuters news agency.

The sales show American “support for Taiwan’s ability to maintain a sufficient self-defense capability,” but it isn’t a change to the United States’ foreign policy on China and Taiwan.

After Congress was notified of the deal, lawmakers now have 30 days to object

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