By: Tony Liao and Frances Huang
Washington, Feb. 6 (CNA) The U.S. State Department and several U.S. congressmen Saturday sent condolences to the victims of a deadly earthquake hitting southern Taiwan earlier in the day.
These U.S. parliamentarians said that the United States will provide necessary assistance to people in Taiwan for post-quake relief efforts and reconstruction.
In a statement, John Kirby, spokesman of the U.S. State Department, on behalf of the American people, expressed “deepest condolences over the recent devastation and loss of life caused by the earthquake in southern Taiwan.”
“The heartfelt thoughts of the American people are with all those affected in Taiwan,” Kirby continued. [FULL STORY]