Arms sale in line with Taiwan Relations Act: U.S.

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/04/17
By: Chiang Chin-yeh and Flor Wang 

Washington, April 16 (CNA) The U.S. Department of State confirmed Tuesday its latest approval of an arms sale to Taiwan, citing the need to help the island maintain sufficient self-defense capability in the face of growing intimidation from China.

The US$500 million arms sale is in line with the Taiwan Relations Act in the face of mounting intimidation from China, a State Department official said at a news briefing in answer to a reporters’ question.

On Monday, the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) notified Congress of the deal, part of a continuous program which it said will provide Taiwan’s Air Force with pilot training/logistics and maintenance services at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona

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