Pressure grows in US for more regular Taiwan arms sales

Taipei Times
Date:  Dec 13, 2015
By: William Lowther  /  Staff reporter, in Washington

With the US believed to be ready to announce a new US$1 billion arms sales package for Taiwan, pressure is growing to further increase the flow of weapons and to make future sales on a more regular basis.

“We should be seeing even more regular transfers of equipment that would help shore up Taiwanese security,” US House Committee on Foreign Affairs chairman Eliot Engel said.

He was speaking as the committee passed the Taiwan Naval Support Act, urging US President Barrack Obama to quickly transfer at least two guided-missile frigates to the nation.

The transfer is expected to be part of a new arms package to be sent for US Congressional approval before the end of this month.      [FULL  STORY]

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