Новые известия(en)
Joe Biden threatens to use force against Taiwan
19 September, 08:55
In the world
Joe Biden threatens to use force against Taiwan
US leader Joe Biden said the United States would allow the use of military force to defend Taiwan if China decides to attack the island.

"Yes, if it comes under attack", - the president told CBS when asked about the use of force by the US to defend Taiwan.

However, Washington adheres to obligations in accordance with "documents signed long ago". The United States is "pursuing a 'one China' policy and does not support the idea of 'Taiwan independence", - Biden said.

"We do not encourage Taiwan's aspirations for independence", - the president added.

It's worth reminding that in early September, the US State Department approved the allocation of military assistance to the island in the amount of 1.1 billion dollars. As part of this contract, it is planned to supply 60 Harpoon anti-ship missiles and 100 Sidewinder missiles. The day before, an international committee of the US Senate approved the allocation of another $4.5 billion military aid package to the island.