State Department Approves Arms Sales to Taiwan

Two separate sales are worth $425 million. 

The U.S. State Department announced the approval of two separate arms sales to Taiwan. The total value of the arms sales is $425 million for parts for F-16 fighters, C-130 transport planes, and other weapons systems.

China has continued to maintain that Taiwan is part of its territory. While not required to defend the island nation were it to be invaded, the United States is required, under the Taiwan Relations Act, to sell arms to Taiwan for the purposes of self-defense.

“This proposed sale serves U.S. national, economic, and security interests by supporting the recipient’s continuing efforts to maintain a credible defensive capability,” the State Department said.  

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Blinken as he oversees diplomatic efforts with partners in the Indo-Pacific.
  • For U.S. national security officials as they gather and relay information for the administration.

Sources: State Department, The Hill


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