U.S. officials said the government is still considering to sell Taiwan F-16C/D fighters
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World Wide Web (microblogging) correspondent reported that, according to Li Zongze “Taipei Times” on September 6, 2007, U.S. government officials Obama 4 to the U.S. Congress that the Administration is still considering to sell more to Taiwan new weapons to defend itself from mainland China’s military strength.
U.S. Department of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs, Acting Assistant Secretary in accordance with LAW Yuk-day in the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee held a lecture entitled “Why Taiwan’s major,” the hearing, said “We are full The Armed Forces in consultation with Taiwan, so they have realized the threat, they can take defensive preparations. “
reported, although by no LAW Yuk potential weapons sales to Taiwan on a detailed discussion, but He said the administration is still considering to sell Taiwan $ 8.3 billion of 66 F-16C/D fighters.
and on September 28, the U.S. announced almost $ 5.3 billion worth of arms sales to Taiwan. LAW Yuk sophistry by the U.S. government also said the upgraded F-16A/B is more reliable, more survivability. Compared to the F-16C/D, F-16A/B in the price more affordable. He stressed that “the United States will continue military ties with Taiwan in order to ensure the future of Taiwan has its own defense capability.”
also involved in the day of the meeting for Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Colin Campbell denied the “United States has with China to discuss Taiwan military” argument. He said: “I’ve never heard of U.S. and Chinese officials have discussed, or asked for their views on arms sales and I absolutely guarantee that we both in Taiwan and the mainland government, had failed to do so.share:
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