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Sources: US to announce arms sales to Taiwan

Sources: US to announce arms sales to Taiwan

U.S. officials say the Obama administration plans to announce an arms sale package for Taiwan Friday. The announcement is sure to strain U.S.-China relations.
Two senior U.S. officials said that the administration will formally tell Congress that it intends to sell weapons to the self-governing island that China claims as its own territory.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to comment.
Details were not yet clear. But senior congressional aides have said the package will likely include helicopters, Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles and material related to Taiwan's defense communications network.
The State Department planned a Friday afternoon news conference.


Updated : 2021-07-24 20:31 GMT+08:00