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